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The Department of Economics in the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa invites applicants for tenure-track positions starting August 18, 2021. We are particularly interested in innovative scholars at the Assistant level. We are excited to consider candidates in all fields in Applied Microeconomics.

A successful candidate will contribute to vibrant and expanding programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a consistent record of positive classroom teaching; supervise doctoral research; and demonstrate potential for outstanding records of excellence in published scholarly research.

The Department

The Department of Economics in the Tippie College of Business has been at the forefront of research in Economics since the beginning. Our faculty members have done exceptional research in diverse fields of Economics, including Econometrics, Economic Theory, Financial Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, and Public Economics. Our research is highly regarded and frequently cited in journals and publications. We are committed to recruit new faculty members and PhD students in the coming years to expand the department to a focused and strong one. For more information about our faculty, consult our website at

The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. As demonstrated by our new DEI Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential. Faculty members in the College of Business contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship.

As part of the application, candidates are invited to describe their past, current, and planned future efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a new minor child enters the home. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. To see other jobs available in higher education and with key local employers in our area, please visit the HERC websites for the Central Midwest at and for the Greater Chicago Midwest at

Iowa City

A diverse community, an affordable place to live, and a vibrant cultural life make Iowa City an attractive home for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Iowa City takes pride in openness, inclusion, and safety.

Iowa City is one of just 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, affirming its reputation as an international destination for creative thinkers. With outstanding and affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a downtown filled with a lively mix of restaurants, shops, theater, music, and festivals, Iowa City is a casual, vibrant college town.

Application Instructions 

Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum vita

  3. Research statement

  4. Teaching statement

  5. Diversity statement

  6. One to three samples of research papers

  7. Three letters of recommendation (The applicant will provide the e-mail address of external reference writers at the application website)

For best consideration, application should be submitted by November 25, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Inquiries and Policies

Please direct questions about the position to the Chair of the Recruiting Committee Suyong Song ( Questions about the application process may be directed to Michelle Highly (

Position is 100% time with benefits. For more information about the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty policy, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.1. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Education Requirement:

An earned doctorate or strong evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed before August 18, 2021 in Economics or closely related field is required.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to do high quality research is required. 

A demonstrated potential for publishing significant research in top-tier journals.

Desirable Qualifications:

Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of students is highly desirable.

Demonstrated success in teaching is desirable.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Statement of Research and teaching interests
  • Teaching Statement
  • Representative research output
  • Samples of recent publications and manuscripts
  • Teaching Evaluations

Number of References:  3

Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   


Suyong Song -
John Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-0832
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IA 52242 Iowa City , United States