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Assistant Professor in Economics
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Economics
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics - General

The Fletcher School at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in September 2024. We are looking for candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.


The Fletcher School is open to candidates with a variety of research agendas, area specializations, and methodological approaches relating to microeconomic analysis of economic development. We especially encourage applicants whose work falls into intersections between development economics and other fields of relevance to microeconomic policy, as well as candidates who can bridge the gap between theory and practice, bring global perspectives to their teaching and research, and convey the importance of economics in challenging and dynamic contexts. All candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for meaningful scholarship, resulting in publications in top academic journals. 


The new faculty member will teach three courses per year in the steady state, including Development Microeconomics.

The Fletcher School is one of the leading independent schools of international affairs, acclaimed both nationally and internationally. The School includes an interdisciplinary full-time faculty of almost 50 and offers 10 Master’s programs (including three business degrees and a joint degree with the Department of Computer Science) and two Ph.D. programs, one of which is joint with the Tufts Economics Department (the program in Economics and Public Policy). We welcome candidates who can advise graduate students in these various programs.  We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching and scholarly excellence, collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.  More information on the Fletcher School can be found at

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, as well as fostering a diverse community.



A Ph.D. in Economics (or related fields) is required, though ABD with a firm completion date by Spring 2024 will also be considered. 


Candidates must have demonstrated evidence of an active research agenda and teaching excellence and be ready to teach at the graduate level in an integrated, cross-disciplinary environment with a strong international student body. 


Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes their research and teaching interests and experiences, and that includes a brief diversity statement addressing how they foster an equitable and inclusive learning and research environment; CV; writing sample; and names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted via the following website:  This application will close on November 22, 2023.


Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

·       Cover letter 

·       Curriculum Vitae 

·       Writing Samples 

·       Research Statement

·       Teaching Statement

·       Diversity Statement


·       Three reference letters (to be submitted directly by the candidate’s reference, not the candidate)

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