Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics, University of Kentucky

The Department of Economics seeks to fill a position at either the advanced assistant or associate level. The department has six areas of specialization offered in our graduate program: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, and Health/Environmental Economics. The successful candidate may be ABD with expected completion of PhD by Fall 2020 or a PhD in economics or related field. While we welcome outstanding applicants from any of these fields, preference will be given to applicants with a focus on Industrial Organization. We seek faculty with an appointment at the associate (with tenure) or advanced assistant professor (tenure track) rank. The successful candidate must have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment and teaching.

Appointee will be an affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise. The mission of the institute is to generate intellectually rigorous, policy-relevant research and open dialogues to understand how free enterprise affects peoples’ lives and the societal well-being. Active participation in the institute’s activities, which include disseminating research to the public and hosting events featuring external speakers, is expected. More information may be found at

Consideration of applications and interviews will occur beginning October 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. If the position is not filled prior to the ASSA meetings, interviews may be conducted there.

Applications must include the following: CV, cover letter, and writing sample. Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.

For more information about the Economics department visit and visit for the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise or contact Professor Charles Courtemanche ().

Over the last 95 years, UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has 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. We are housed in a recently renovated 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility where the college accommodates the fastest growing enrollment on UK’s campus, expected to reach over 4,000 Students by fall of 2019. 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.