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Nov 2 2021

Faculty Research Assistant Professor

University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago invites applications for non-tenure-track Research Assistant Professor appointment.

The Research Assistant Professor is primarily an independent researcher conducting original research within economics and is expected to stand alone on their scholarly accomplishments, solo- and co-authoring reputable scientific publications.  Appointees are expected to make a substantial contribution to that research and may be part of a research group or in association with a faculty member.  Appointees are expected to actively interact with a substantial number of faculty and students and regularly participate in academic conference and workshops.  The Research Assistant Professor is expected to have an active role in obtaining and carrying out funded research and serve as a Co-Investigator or Principal Investigator on research grants.  Additionally, the Research Assistant Professor will teach one undergraduate class in Economics per academic year.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field.  They must have demonstrated ability to communicate research findings clearly to audiences through oral presentations and written work.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago Interfolio website at:  Applications must include three reference letters, curriculum vitae, research statement and up to three published or unpublished research papers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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