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Applied Microeconomist

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

Job Description

Tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level; candidate with exceptional qualifications may also be considered for a Full Professor position.  This position is in the area of Applied Microeconomics with a special interest in development economics, industrial organization and health economics.

Responsibilities with a regular appointment include undergraduate and graduate teaching, curriculum development, and a strong promise of scholarly research. Instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be in the Economics Department at Virginia Tech.  Position requires participation in department, college, and university service and governance and professional service. Continued development of professional capabilities and participation in scholarly activities is a must and includes travel to and participation in professional conferences, societies, and meetings.

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

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Virginia Tech and the College of Science. The
search and recruitment committee members firmly believe that excellence can only be fully
realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. In the search and recruitment process, the Department of Economics will seek candidates from diverse
backgrounds whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our
commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Economics by appointment start date
- Demonstrated significant scholarship
- Demonstrated scholarly expertise in development economics, industrial organization and/or health economics
- Demonstrated experience of significant teaching ability
- Demonstrated abilities in curriculum development

Preferred Qualifications

- A track record of external funding
- A wide range of interdisciplinary interests

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

A completed application will include:

Cover Letter
Three professional references with their preferred contact information
Job Market Paper
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

12/15/23 is when the Department will begin reviewing applications. Review will continue until position is filled.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

The position may require some travel to conferences and meetings. 

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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