Associate or Full Professor in Economics of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Position: The program in Economics of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) seeks to hire an Associate (tenured or tenure-track) or Full Professor (tenured) with expertise in the Economics of Education. We are seeking a nationally-recognized scholar to join our engaging academic and professional environment, in a world-class university with outstanding faculty and students. While research focus is flexible, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work examines issues of economic, racial, and/or gender inequality in the context of education.

The Economics of Education program is housed within TC’s interdisciplinary Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA), which also includes programs in Education Policy, Politics and Education, and Sociology and Education. Three active research centers are currently associated with the program. Program faculty are members of the Columbia Committee on the Economics of Education (CCEE), which brings together economists from across the university (including the Department of Economics, the Business School, Barnard College, the School of International and Public Affairs, and TC). This consortium sponsors a weekly economics of education seminar, hosted by TC and featuring nationally-recognized scholars from around the country. In addition, our location in New York City offers rich research and data opportunities for scholars interested in urban education issues (both at the K-12 and postsecondary level) as well as international education (our student population comes from all over the world).

Responsibilities: Maintain an active research and publications profile; policy work and public engagement are also encouraged. Teach graduate courses in economics of education. Advise masters and doctoral students, and participate in program administration and leadership activities. Work collegially with students and faculty from both EPSA and the CCEE to build upon common research and intellectual interests.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in economics or public policy, or a related field with a demonstrated concentration in economics; strong record of academic publication on education-related topics; history of external research support. Demonstrated interest and/or involvement in education policy, ability to communicate across disciplinary boundaries and outside academe, experience working with students from a wide range of backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to broadening diversity within the field will also be considered in the review process.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one publication or working paper (e.g., journal article, book chapters, conference paper) to: Please include, with letter of application, the names, titles, and contact information of three individuals writing letters of recommendation.

Application deadline: Application review will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is September 1, 2018.
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