Assistant Professor in Economic Policy

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Assistant Professor Position in Economic Policy

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member in economic policy at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants should demonstrate the capacity to establish a research agenda that will lead to scholarly publications and the building of a record that will warrant promotion and tenure.  We welcome applicants across a wide range of research areas within economic policy, including social policy (education, health, and labor policy); fiscal policy (tax and expenditure); international development; international trade; and economic aspects of security policy. We welcome candidates with policy-related experience. Successful candidates should be able to teach courses in the school’s undergraduate major in Public Policy, master's programs in public policy, public management, and public administration, and PhD program. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Those applying should have an earned doctorate (or expect to receive the doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year) in economics, public policy, or another relevant field.

Required application materials include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, letters from three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.

To apply:  Visit, locate the position announcement or visit and apply online. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at For best consideration, please apply by November 30, 2017.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. The school offers a signature MPP degree with robust specializations (primarily for pre-career students) as well as a Masters of Public Management degree (primarily for mid-career students). The PhD program was recently rated among the top ten nationally by the National Research Council. The School inaugurated an undergraduate major in public policy in the fall of 2017, and hosts several undergraduate minors and living learning programs. It also offers a number of executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies.