JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
University of Alaska Anchorage
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, UNITED STATES
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Department of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor joint appointment in regional economics, labor economics, public economics and/or economic geography, with an emphasis on state and local economies.
Candidates will be expected to develop a highly visible research program, including the acquisition of external funding. The successful candidate is expected to disseminate their research through peer-reviewed journals and ISER’s research publications. Further, they are expected to communicate the policy implications of their research to government officials, industry and non-profit sector representatives, the media, and the general public. Experience in regional economic modeling, using techniques such as econometric modeling, location analysis, input output analysis, and/or CGE modeling is preferred. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, teaching ability, the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and the ability to develop research proposals and to successfully lead and complete research projects.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in economics, agricultural economics, or a closely related field. Ph.D. Candidates with expected degree completion by August 2023 will be considered. ISER faculty have research-heavy workloads and typically teach up to one class per semester. It is expected that the candidate will have a course buy-out for one to two years as they develop a research agenda aligned with the ISER mission.
ISER is the social science and public policy research institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage. ISER has a 60-year history of high-quality research and public service with multidisciplinary faculty and research professionals. UAA is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 13,500 students, with the main campus located in Anchorage, which is set between the snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents through the online application: a cover letter, a current CV, a writing sample, a graduate transcript, a diversity statement, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for three professional references. The online application is available at
We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2022. For more information about this position, how to apply, or working at ISER, contact the search committee chair, Mary Kopriva, at makopriva@ , 907-786-5422.
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- External Application Link