Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Global Policy

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a scholar in the area of global economics, broadly defined. Successful candidates will have at least three years of experience post-PhD. For appointment at the associate professor level, candidates must be eligible for tenure at the University of Minnesota.

The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated, applied research and teaching interests in global economics, broadly defined. Particular areas of expertise might include sustainable development, human development, poverty, gender, labor, and/or migration. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship features a social justice lens, considers interactions between social and environmental systems, and demonstrates aptitude or interest in public engagement. Candidates with specific country expertise or strong regional interests are encouraged to apply.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is committed to academic excellence and diversity in every facet of its work, and in its mission: to educate, engage, and equip leaders and communities to discover solutions that advance the common good in our diverse world. The School is ranked 10th nationally among U.S. based schools of public affairs, is NASPAA-accredited, and known for its research and public engagement in local, state, national, and international policy spheres.

The Humphrey School works to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages faculty applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Our concept of a diverse community encompasses people with identities that have been historically marginalized in our society and underrepresented in higher education and the realm of public affairs, particularly: scholars from the Global South; Black, Indigenous, and people of color; new immigrants; people with disabilities; women and people of all gender identities and expressions; LGBTQ+ individuals; and first-generation college students. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups. The Humphrey School also recognizes issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status. We are committed to creating, inviting, and welcoming individuals into an environment where all people have an opportunity to learn and contribute.

We seek always to include multiple and potentially divergent perspectives into a common community of inquiry and learning.

Qualifications Requirements:
A Ph.D., relevant terminal degree, or equivalent foreign degree is required in economics, applied economics, public policy, development studies or related fields that use the theory and tools of economics. Candidates’ scholarship and expertise must include a focus on the Global South; they must be committed to scholarly and policy-relevant research at the highest levels; willing and able to teach in the Humphrey School’s core curriculum; provide leadership to its established Master’s and Ph.D. programs; be willing to help prepare students for professional careers; and function collaboratively in a multi-and interdisciplinary environment.


Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please go to this link, click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.
Applications should include:
● cover letter
● curriculum vitae
● research statement
● recent research writing sample, e.g., book chapter, article, manuscript in process
Address cover letter to: Search Committee for Global Economics, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 13, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.
To request accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, and retirement.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.