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Assistant Professor in Economics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Economics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8F400:B&E Economics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Business - General
The Department of Economics at the University of Kentucky seeks to fill up to two positions at the tenure-eligible assistant professor level. Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Industrial Organization, and those at the advanced assistant level. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, or potential for, quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.

Consideration of applications and interviews will continue until the positions are filled.

Please NOTE: There are two open Assistant Professor roles. You must submit your application to both links to be eligible for both positions.
Applications must include the following: cover letter, CV, writing sample (upload under Specific request 1), evidence of prior teaching experience and effectiveness  (upload under Specific request 2), and three letters of reference.

For more information about the Department of Economics, visit For questions regarding the application process, please email

The University offers a very competitive package of benefits. You may view our full range of employee benefits by visiting the UK employee benefits web site:
The Gatton College is nearing its 100th anniversary. Over this time, we have been preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB, Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees and certificates in both face-to-face and online formats. We are housed in a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and are the fastest growing college on UK’s campus, with more than 4,000 students. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world. We are looking for professionals who embody the College’s tagline of “Blue Means Business.”

Located in central Kentucky, Lexington (pop. 320,000) is widely known as the “horse capital of the world” and is roughly an hour’s drive from Louisville and Cincinnati. Lexington has a number of desirable amenities, vibrant dining and nightlife, and plenty of outdoor activities and it is regularly cited as one of the top places to live in the US. Please consider joining our team.

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