Vanderbilt University

The Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure track opening, joint with the Department of Political Science, at the Assistant Professor level in the area of formal political economy theory. Economics would be the home department. Vanderbilt stresses excellence in research and teaching in its doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs. Preliminary interviews will begin on January 6, 2021.


Appointment at the Assistant Professor level at full salary requires a Ph.D. as of August 16, 2021. Faculty duties include the development of a distinguished and visible program of research with broad appeal to both economists and political scientists, as well as teaching in both departments.

Application Instructions

Submissions should include CV, job market paper, a diversity statement, statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness; you will also need to designate three references at the time of your application. Interested applicants should submit their applications via Interfolio at this link

We will commence reviewing submissions on December 2, 2020, and will schedule interviews on Zoom in the weeks thereafter.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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