Assistant Professor for Economics

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, College of Business & Economics

Job Summary/Purpose:

The Boise State University Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the Fall 2023 semester. The department is interested in the fields listed above as they apply to economic policy.  Applied research in microeconomics, resource and environmental economics, regional economics, or economic growth and experience with structural econometric modeling is highly valued. The incumbent will be expected to develop a recognized research program within their area of specialty. Both fresh and seasoned candidates are welcome to apply. A PhD in Economics is required. ABD candidates will be considered, but Degree must be completed by August 15, 2023.

  • H Public Economics
  • J Labor and Demographic Economics
  • L Industrial Organization
  • O Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
  • Q Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
  • R Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

Our department values research and we provide summer research support and a 2-2 teaching load for the first two years, with continuance of the teaching load subject to quality research output. In addition to research, responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. A proven ability to teach is essential. Our department consists of a diverse faculty with high quality research in a broad range of fields and frequently engages with research and policy issues at the local, regional and national levels.

About Us:

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The University is located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city, a growing metropolitan area that serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Boise commonly ranks among the topmost vibrant and livable cities in the nation due to its thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care, an abundant quality of life, a family-friendly culture, and great outdoor recreation. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise offers, the University has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers, while meeting personal and family responsibilities. Learn more about a career as part of the Boise State Faculty.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. Boise State University is an EOE/AA employer. Veterans preferences may be applicable.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in Economics is required. ABD candidates will be considered, but Degree must be completed by August 15, 2023.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options.

Required Application Materials:

To be considered for an interview, please submit Application materials through the Boise State University application Career site with; 

  1. a letter of application (preferably including a brief statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and experience, and interest in Boise State) 
  2. curriculum vitae 
  3. evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi and evaluations) 
  4. job market paper
  5. unofficial graduate transcripts.  

In addition, applicants must also submit three letters of reference through the AEA JOE Network

Search will continue until the position is filled. All materials must be received by November 15, 2022 for full consideration.

For more information please contact: LaDawn Barrera at  Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725-1620.


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