Tenure Track Faculty Position in Economics

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Job Description: 

Lehigh University’s Department of Economics seeks to fill one tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2021 in econometrics, with a strong interest in applied work. Candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD degree before appointment. Experienced assistant professors will be considered only if they have outstanding research records. Candidates are expected to have and maintain strong records of high-quality scholarship and also contribute to the teaching and service missions of the department, college, and the broader university. The department offers PhD, MS in Applied Economics, and BS/BA degrees. Department faculty are actively engaged in research and teaching, with numerous university teaching awards and publications in leading general and field journals. To learn more about the department, applicants are invited to visit the Department of Economics website: https://business.lehigh.edu/departments/economics.


Lehigh University and the College of Business 


Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.


The College of Business is home to over 1,200 undergraduates, 250 graduate students, and 90 full-time faculty members. The undergraduate business program was ranked 27th in the nation in 2018 by Poets&Quants. The Flex MBA program was ranked 25th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.


Interested applicants are invited to visit the College of Business website: https://business.lehigh.edu/ and the Path to Prominence website: https://www1.lehigh.edu/path-prominence.


Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant: https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu//. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits. Lehigh University also has programs and policies designed to help Lehigh faculty members balance the responsibilities of their professional and personal lives: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html. Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting (LINC) is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community, and cultural transition needs.

Review of Applications: 
Review of applications will begin in November 2020. Application deadline: December 1, 2020. While applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline, those received on or before December 1st will receive fullest consideration. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, one research paper, a research statement, a teaching statement with summary of teaching evaluations, a diversity statement, and three letters of reference to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17477. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at: http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html/

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html