Assistant Professor-Tenure System – East Lansing, MI

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Position Summary

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The Department of Economics at Michigan State University in East Lansing seeks applications at the tenure-system assistant professor rank with an expected start date of August 16, 2023. The successful candidates will conduct research, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor students, and perform service to the Department, the University, and the profession. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Economics

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD in economics or related field or be expected to complete such a PhD before the start date. Applicants should be committed to teaching and research of the highest quality.

Desired Qualifications

We encourage candidates working in applied microeconomics to apply – especially those working in Industrial Organization or Labor.  Applicants should be committed to teaching and research of the highest quality.

Required Application Materials

All applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), a list of your publications with hyperlinks to articles, and/or up to two unpublished publications in pdf format, a statement on contributions to diversity plus a statement on teaching. If relevant, please include a list of grants received (including funding amounts) and sponsored research as part of your vitae.  Please upload your CV, cover letter, list of references (names and emails only). 

Candidates applying should have three or four letters of recommendation emailed to [email protected] with applicant’s name in subject field. Questions should be directed to that same email address.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

All applicants must apply online at 

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Department Statement

The mission of the Department of Economics at Michigan State University consists of three interrelated components: providing the highest quality instruction to our undergraduate and graduate students, conducting leading-edge research in economics, and providing leadership and service to our professional communities. As a unit in a major land-grant university, we are committed to excel in all three components of our mission.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at  

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. To learn more about the department, our faculty, and our PhD and undergraduate programs, please visit our web site at 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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