Assistant Professor Search

MU Economics

Job Description

University of Missouri-Columbia

College of Arts and Science


Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The University of Missouri, Columbia is seeking two Assistant Professor with field specializations in applied microeconomics or applied macroeconomics and with evidence of excellence (or the potential for excellence) in research, service and teaching. Salary, benefits, and teaching load are highly competitive.


Minimum Qualifications:

Phd in Economics or a related field expected by August 15th, 2023; legally able to work in the United States by August 15th, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications:

The department is seeking scholars with field specializations in applied microeconomics and applied macroeconomics who conduct empirical and policy relevant research with a record of (or strong potential for): publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, external funding, and a national reputation for scholarly accomplishments manifest in citations, awards, advisory and editorial positions, etc. In addition, candidates should have a record of (or a strong potential for) excellence in mentoring and teaching students from diverse backgrounds at both the undergraduate and graduate level; as well as contributing enthusiastically to university and public service. Candidates will be evaluated holistically on these criteria.

Application Materials

Please apply online at Job Openings for Economists and be prepared to upload a cover letter; CV; job market paper; and arrange for three letters of reference.

Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1st; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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