JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Connecticut

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor)

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468935
Date Posted: 02/03/2022
Date Inactive: 07/07/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor)
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Storrs, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Education and Research Institutions
Welfare, Well-being, and Poverty
Labor and Demographic Economics
Salary Range: 65000

Status Update: Search Closed
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure-track Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor) to work in the area of Economic and Health Inequality with an emphasis on COVID-19 related research. The initial appointment is for one-year with the possibility of renewal for a second year and requires teaching one course each year. The successful applicant is expected to be committed to advancing the interests of groups that have been historically under-represented in the economics profession, or whose research clearly contributes to advancing the diversity of the economics profession.

The successful applicant will work on one research project each year with a lead mentor in the economics faculty who has worked on the relationship of gender and racial inequality to COVID. There will also be time available for pursuing independent research or projects with the numerous other scholars in the Economics Department who work at the intersected areas of Economic Inequality and Health Inequality. The Assistant Research Professor will also participate in a related weekly research seminar.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field prior to the start of the position.
2. Prior research experience on one or more topics relevant to this position such as economic inequality, health inequality, and/or impacts of COVID-19.
3. A plan for independent research during the period of employment as an Assistant Research Professor.
4. The ability to teach a course within the Economics Department.
5. A demonstrated ability to enhance diversity and inclusion within the academic community.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated ability to carry out publishable empirical research in Economics or a closely related field on topics related to this position (e.g. economic inequality, health inequality, and/or impacts of COVID-19) through prior publications or articles currently in a revise and resubmit status.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in Economics.
3. Demonstrated ability to carry out empirical economic research both independently and collaboratively.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position anticipated to begin in the Fall Semester of 2022 but no later than January of 2023. The salary for the position is $65,000. Travel support to conferences will also be provided along with benefits including health insurance. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

Terms And Conditions of Employment

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Screening of applications will begin on March 7, 2022. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Prof. Kenneth Couch (

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Requirements:
  • Commitment to Diversity Statement: A commitment to diversity statement outlining how the applicant advances diversity in the Economics profession
  • Research Proposal: A brief (maximum of 2 pages) research proposal appropriate for independent research related to this position
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Application Deadline Has Passed