Research Associate Professor

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Research Associate Professor

Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, Social Sciences Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, IL

Nov 1, 2021


The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago invites applications for our non-tenure-track Research Associate Professor position.  This position will be a five-year, renewal appointment. 

The Research Associate Professor is primarily an independent researcher conducting original research within economics and is expected to stand alone on their scholarly accomplishments.  They should have a significant publication record in reputable scientific publications.  Appointees are expected to make a substantial contribution to that research and may be part of a research group or in association with a faculty member.  Appointees are expected to actively interact with a substantial number of faculty and students and regularly participate in academic conferences and workshops.  The Research Associate Professor is expected to have an active role in obtaining and carrying out funded research and serve as a Co-Investigator  or Principal Investigator on research grants.  Additionally, the Research Associate Professor will teach one undergraduate class in Economics per academic year.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field, at least five years research experience and experience in writing grant proposals. They must have demonstrated ability to communicate research findings clearly to audiences through oral presentations and written work.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at: Applications must include curriculum vitae, research statement, three reference letters and five published or unpublished research papers.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

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