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The Department of Economics and Accounting at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in economics to begin in August 2024. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in race and the economy; race and discrimination; or the economics of crime and criminal justice. The successful candidate will teach elective courses related to their research, contribute to teaching core courses, pursue quality scholarship, supervise student research, and be engaged members of the department and College communities. Preference given to candidates who would offer economics electives available to students in the College’s new Critical Race and Ethnic Studies department.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. All full-time appointments include full benefits, including travel support and reimbursement for relocation. Faculty at the College cultivate a richly diverse academic community, pursue innovative teaching, and create high-impact scholarship. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit our Prospective Faculty page.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to effective undergraduate teaching in the context of a liberal arts college. Ph.D. or anticipated completion by August 2024 is required.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, job market paper, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter and teaching statement, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications. Please submit all application materials to: Candidates are requested to submit all materials by November 19, 2023, for full consideration. We will conduct preliminary interviews via Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Professor Melissa Boyle (

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate an enduring commitment to academic excellence and who embrace the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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