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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute’s Center for Economy and Society (CES) at Johns Hopkins University is conducting an open-rank search for two professorships in political economy. Successful candidates will have their tenure lines in both a university department as well as in the SNF Agora Institute, and will be expected to help building the programing of CES and engage fully with the SNF Agora community.

The Center has been supported by a $10 million grant from the Hewlett Foundation, which provides support both for these chairs and the other activities of the Center. The Center is in the process of creating a new selective, inter-disciplinary Moral and Political Economy major, as well as conducting research and hosting an intense schedule of convenings on a variety of political economy topics. Named professors identified by this search will be expected to contribute to all of the programs of CES, as well as to be active participants in the larger activities of SNF Agora.

CES is committed to fundamental research in political economy that cuts across geographic, disciplinary and ideological lines. The Center is grounded in the insight that yesterday’s ideological categories are insufficient for understanding the core issues of political economy—from the power of technology platforms to the housing crisis of large cities—that states will face in the coming decades. In addition to their academic work, candidates will be assessed by their interest in working across ideological lines, and in communicating their research with a broad range of political and intellectual audiences.


Applicants at any level from assistant to full professor are welcome.

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the university’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

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