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Assistant Professor in Economics

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Economics

Requisition Number
FE03666

Working Title

Department Name
8F400:B&E Economics

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education

ABD, Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.

Required Related Experience

Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Industrial Organization, and those at the advanced assistant level. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, or potential for, quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Job Summary

The Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky seeks to fill up to two positions at the tenure-eligible assistant professor level. Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Industrial Organization, and those at the advanced assistant level. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, or potential for, quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.

Consideration of applications and interviews will continue until the positions are filled.

Please NOTE: There are two open Assistant Professor roles. You must submit your application to both links to be eligible for both positions.


Applications must include the following: cover letter, CV, writing sample (upload under Specific request 1), evidence of prior teaching experience and effectiveness  (upload under Specific request 2), and three letters of reference.

For more information about the Department of Economics, visit https://gatton.uky.edu/faculty-research/departments/economics. For questions regarding the application process, please email karen.owsley@uky.edu.

The University offers a very competitive package of benefits. You may view our full range of employee benefits by visiting the UK employee benefits web site: http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/


The Gatton College is nearing its 100th anniversary. Over this time, we have been preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB, Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees and certificates in both face-to-face and online formats. We are housed in a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and are the fastest growing college on UK’s campus, with more than 4,000 students. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world. We are looking for professionals who embody the College’s tagline of “Blue Means Business.”

Located in central Kentucky, Lexington (pop. 320,000) is widely known as the “horse capital of the world” and is roughly an hour’s drive from Louisville and Cincinnati. Lexington has a number of desirable amenities, vibrant dining and nightlife, and plenty of outdoor activities and it is regularly cited as one of the top places to live in the US. Please consider joining our team.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Industrial Organization, and those at the advanced assistant level. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, or potential for, quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Industrial Organization, and those at the advanced assistant level. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, or potential for, quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.