Assistant, Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics
The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for one tenure-track position in macroeconomics, potentially at the senior level, to begin July 1, 2024. We are particularly seeking candidates whose work relates to open economy macroeconomics and/or monetary policy, with an interest in policy issues relevant to developing and emerging market economies. Candidates should be interested in playing an active role at Williams’ Center for Development Economics, which offers an M.A. in Policy Economics for economists from low and middle-income countries who have some practical policy experience. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their scholarship, teaching and service; and we especially encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in the field. Candidates should have a Ph.D., or all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, completed by September 2024.
We are a department of active scholars and currently have 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website. Beyond fully meeting its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. We offer extensive support and resources to help one succeed in teaching and research, including, among other things: generous leave policy and research funding; programs for professional development, mentoring, and networking; and a new evidence-based center to support teaching. For details see: https://econ.williams.edu/jobs/working-in-the-williams-econ-dept/.
The deadline for application and supporting materials is November 15, 2023. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio. Email, fax, or paper applications cannot be accepted. All applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a recent research paper, and evidence of successful teaching. The cover letter should speak to the applicant’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants at the assistant professor level should ensure that three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf. References for applicants at the associate and full professor levels are not required until the semi-finalist stage. We plan to conduct first-round interviews on Zoom, mostly in mid-December, and to schedule campus visits for finalists mostly in January. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Jon Bakija, Chair, Department of Economics.
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here.
Economics Bolin Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Economics
The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging graduate students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and pursue careers in college teaching. These fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course as a faculty member. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.
Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, and currently has 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. In addition to our undergraduate program, we operate and staff the Center for Development Economics, which offers an MA in Policy Economics. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.
Contact: We are happy to answer questions about this Fellowship. Please contact Jon Bakija, Chair, Department of Economics.
Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from groups underrepresented in academia and/or in a particular field of scholarship, who show exceptional promise as scholars, who have an interest in and capacity for teaching students from groups that have been underrepresented in higher education, and who are pursuing a career in higher education in the United States. Eligible applicants include all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program; Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.
Terms: The annual stipend for the position is $57,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.
Candidates should apply via Interfolio after September 1, 2023 and before 11:59 p.m. on November 14, 2023 with: a cover letter with a description of your research and teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you will advance the goals of the fellowship in furthering diversity in U.S. higher education; a full curriculum vitae; two confidential letters of recommendation; a writing sample (e.g. a research paper or a dissertation prospectus) and a timetable for completion of the degree. Reference letters should be submitted through Interfolio.