JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Michigan State University

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College of Social Science
Department of Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461309
Date Posted: 10/16/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Coastal Environments
Land Use
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Subject to approval by the Office of the Provost, the Economics department anticipates a tenure track opening for faculty with strong records in research and teaching with an expected start date of August 16, 2019. The College of Social Science at Michigan State University seeks to hire a tenure system Assistant Professor with research experience in the general area of transportation and energy production systems in coastal areas. Candidates working on transportation/energy topics related to the Great Lakes are particularly desirable. The position is part of a cluster of new hiring within the College of Social Science, led by the Geography department, to foster collaborative research to address future challenges along coastal environments. The tenure home for the position is open for either the Department of Economics or the School of Planning, Design and Construction (under the Urban and Regional Planning Program). The successful candidate could specialize in Environmental/Energy Economics, Transportation Economics, the Economics of Urban Planning and Development, or related economics fields—or Planning for Coastal Communities & Resiliency, Water Transportation Systems, and related disciplines. The successful candidate will teach courses in the home department and potentially across departments. Candidates should be committed to teaching and research of the highest quality. We seek diverse, talented individuals that use modern tools of social science analysis.

A doctorate's degree is required and is expected to be conferred by start date of 8/16/2019. A successful candidate will be expected to have a well-defined research agenda and a strategy for external funding, as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness or excellence. For candidates beyond the PhD, a well-established record of sponsored research and/or a record of obtaining grant funding will be preferred. Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples (see

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of social science research across the mission of the college.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Have three letters of reference emailed to with your full name in the subject field. Candidates beyond the PhD should only have letters of recommendation sent if solicited. Any questions concerning the position can also be sent to that same email address.
Application Instructions:
For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 16, 2018. Apply at (go to for instructions on applying). Upload a CV, writing sample (job market paper for new PhDs), cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a statement addressing diversity and inclusion (candidates may wish to address how they engage diversity in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities, and research if applicable).