Job Openings


JEL Classification: 00 -- Any Field

The Department of Economics in Dedman College of Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2020. Candidates with a few years’ experience at the Assistant Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong research focus in applied economics, broadly defined. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in development, labor, health, environment/natural resource, empirical industrial organization, political economy, and urban economics. Exceptional candidates in other areas will also receive due consideration. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in core areas.

Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2020. Candidates should upload their current curriculum vitae, a sample of recent research, and three letters of recommendation to the American Economics Association job posting website To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 20, 2019, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. For additional information on this position send inquiries to For information on the SMU Department of Economics see

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Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.