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Assistant Professor - Microeco

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Economics
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

Tenure-track position with prior experience at the Assistant Professor level in the area of decision theory, behavioral economics and game theory. Responsibilities with a regular appointment include interdisciplinary instruction, curriculum development, and strong demonstrated and continued scholarly research. Instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be in both the Economics and Behavioral Decision Sciences programs at Virginia Tech with a focus on transdisciplinary courses, especially in the intersection of Economics and Psychology. Curriculum development will include making significant contributions to instruction and the development of current and new courses, development of curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy. Continued development of professional capabilities and participation in scholarly activities is a must and includes travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies, as well as participation in department, college, and university service and governance and professional service. The department of Economics also maintains an expectation that all employees hold true to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education as prescribed at

A complete application will include a CV, References, a Cover Letter, and a job market paper.  Please provide evidence of transdisciplinary curriculum and teaching effectiveness.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Economics at time of appointment
- Prior experience at the Assistant Professor level
- Demonstrated significant scholarship with a strong publication record
- Demonstrated experience teaching transdisciplinary courses
- Demonstrated work in curriculum development
- Demonstrated scholarly expertise in one or more of the areas of decision theory, behavioral economics or game theory
- Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings

Preferred Qualifications

- A wide range of interdisciplinary interests
- Demonstrated interest in undergraduate education

Appointment Type


Review Date

December 1, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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