Faculty Openings

The Department of Economics and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) seek accomplished and diverse faculty and staff members to help it in its mission to educate global citizens and produce cutting-edge knowledge about and solutions to political and social problems of the contemporary world. Interested candidates should explore the opportunities listed below and at CSSH via Human Resources Management.

CSSH is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome). Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Current opportunities in Economics:

The Department of Economics invites applications to fill one or more senior faculty openings at the associate or full professor rank to begin in the fall of 2017. The fields within Economics are open, although applications are particularly encouraged from candidates in macroeconomics, development, labor, and other applied microeconomics fields including health, urban economics, and industrial organization. The Department welcomes applications from candidates whose interests are aligned with Northeastern University’s global mission and its research emphases on health, sustainability, security, and network sciences. The Department also welcome applicants interested in interdisciplinary appointments with other colleges and schools within the university.  A PhD in Economics or the equivalent is required. A successful candidate at the rank of associate or full professor will have an excellent record of both scholarship and teaching. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

The Department of Economics, which resides in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, includes 26 full-time faculty members (16 tenured/tenure-track and 10 non-tenure-track), and serves approximately 850 undergraduate economics and combined majors and 100 graduate students in its MA and PhD programs. The PhD program offers courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, and field courses in labor economics and competition policy (industrial organization), and new field courses will be added as the department expands. New senior hires will be expected to contribute to the PhD program by teaching PhD courses and advising PhD students. The department expects to hire at least ten new faculty members over the next five years.

All applicants must use the on-line application process and submit a letter of application, research and teaching statements, and CV. Applicants should include names, positions and contact information for three references – the search committee will solicit recommendations only as needed. To apply, please click on the position title above.  Review of applications will begin by September 25, 2016. The search will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Prof. James Dana, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115; j.dana@northeastern.edu; 617.373.7517.

Applicants qualified to teach economics classes in any field are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for any other openings that arise. Part-time Lecturers are responsible for preparation and administration of assigned classes, including administering exams, holding appropriate office hours, and grading. All classes are taught on the Boston Campus.  PhD degree in Economics preferred; Master’s degree required for undergraduate teaching. College-level teaching experience preferred.