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Assistant Professor - Urban Economics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073509
Job Title Assistant Professor - Urban Economics
Location Syracuse, New York
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the department/chair.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Assistant
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Department of Economics seeks to fill a tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Urban Economics. Preference will be given to individuals with research interests that are centered in the urban area but with possible spillovers to global perspectives and/or other areas of emphasis in the department, including public economics, labor economics and econometrics.


Candidates must have completed (or expect to complete prior to appointment) a Ph.D. in Economics. The ideal candidates for this position are individuals who can provide guidance and advice to doctoral students, and who can help us staff Ph.D. and undergraduate classes in urban economics.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates are expected to perform research that is publishable in leading economics journals and the advise Ph.D students in their research.

Successful candidates would also be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Urban economics and related fields.

We seek candidates who complement the broader mission of the Maxwell School. Special attention will be given to fostering additional demographic diversity within the department.


Successful candidates would also be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Urban economics and related fields.

Develop and/or update class syllabus.

Order the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date.

Prepare lectures, projects or other student assignments.

Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.

Present instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.

Meet all designated class periods.

Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.

Grade student assignments and exams in a timely manner.

Service assignments determined by the department chair.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

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Job Posting Date 10/04/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

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