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Tenure Track Appointment in Labor Economics

Vassar College

Department of Economics

Vassar College

J Labor and Demographic Economics

The Department of Economics at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in econometrics and labor economics beginning August 2024.

Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

We seek a teacher-scholar in labor economics with strong skills in econometrics. Requirements include the ability to teach undergraduate courses in econometrics and labor economics. Evidence of excellent teaching potential is essential. A PhD in Economics or related field is required and must be in hand by time of appointment.

Applications may be submitted at They must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy showing interest in the liberal arts, a scholarship sample, a graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), three letters of reference, and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, or professional activity (additional information can be found at

Review of applicant materials will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after November 17, 2023, will be reviewed.

Address any questions to Sarah Pearlman via email, [email protected].

Salary Wage Range

The annual base starting salary range for this position is $109,000 to $119,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previous tenure-line experience who will be on an accelerated tenure clock. When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting. The starting salary for an Assistant Professor in this position with a PhD beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock in Fall 2024 is $113,000.

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