Econ Faculty Jobs at Williams

August 6, 2019

WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Williamstown, Massachusetts   01267

O1 — Economic Development
O2 — Development Planning and Policy
00 — Any Field

Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in development economics, potentially at the senior level, to begin July 1, 2020. We are particularly seeking candidates whose work relates to emerging-market or developing economies. Areas of particular interest include: macroeconomic analysis of development policy, microeconomic analysis of development policy, financial development and regulation, or international trade and development. Applicants should be interested in taking 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 experience. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their scholarship, teaching and/or 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 2020.

We are a department of active scholars and currently have 25 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Williams College is a coeducational 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 ( for more information. 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.

The deadline for application and supporting materials is November 15, 2019. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at 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 will be requested at the semi-finalist stage. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Lara Shore-Sheppard, Chair, Department of Economics, [email protected]

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at: