Teachers College, Columbia University
Tenure-track Position in Economics and Education, Open Rank

The Program in Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a scholar with demonstrated teaching and research interests in applied microeconomics, with a focus on quantitative analysis and evaluation of education projects. This is an open rank search, although we are particularly interested in recruiting an established scholar who can play a leadership role in our program.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Economics and Education Program is housed in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA), which also includes the programs in Politics and Education, Sociology and Education, and an interdisciplinary program in Education Policy. EPSA is the first new department created at Teachers College in 16 years and was designed to promote collaboration among social scientists studying educational policy at the governmental and institutional levels. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in economics but will also be expected to work collegially with other programs and to find and build upon common research and intellectual interests.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach graduate courses in economics and education and applied microeconomics. Maintain an active research and publications profile. Advise masters and doctoral students, and participate in program administration and development activities.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in economics, education, or related field; evidence of scholarly accomplishments and likelihood of future productivity; a minimum of two years of teaching and/or research experience. Strong statistical research skills are required. Experience with randomized experimental trials and/or causal econometric methods will be a plus. The appointee should have, or be willing to develop, an interest in the economics of education as applied to other nations.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page statement of research agenda for the next three years, a copy of two relevant publications, and three letters of reference to: Econsearch@tc.columbia.edu

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the search is completed.

Teachers College as an institution has long been committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. The College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women and the disabled in its own activities and in society.

Posted 9/28/12