JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Bowdoin College

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Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461111
Date Posted: 10/04/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Brunswick, Maine, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: F4 -- Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
Open Economy Macroeconomics
International Macroeconomics
Asian economies
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Bowdoin College's Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in international macroeconomics with a focus on Asian economies, beginning fall 2019. The successful candidate will both be squarely in the field of Open Economy Macroeconomics and be engaged in the study of Asian economies. Hiring for this position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor or instructor, although there is the possibility of hiring at a more senior level in extraordinary circumstances.

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College's ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students and faculty of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we ask that you address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach macroeconomics as well as courses on the economies of Asian countries and their relationships with the global economy. Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment is preferred; advanced ABDs will be considered.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience and interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) a sample of written work; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018. We plan to conduct initial interviews at the ASSA meetings.