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The Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut ( invites applications for a non-tenure-track Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor) to work in the area of Economic and Health Inequality with an emphasis on COVID-19 related research. The initial appointment is for one-year with the possibility of renewal for a second year and requires teaching one course each year. The successful applicant is expected to be committed to advancing the interests of groups that have been historically under-represented in the economics profession, or whose research clearly contributes to advancing the diversity of the economics profession.

The successful applicant will work on one research project each year with a lead mentor in the economics faculty who has worked on the relationship of gender and racial inequality to COVID. There will also be time available for pursuing independent research or projects with the numerous other scholars in the Economics Department who work at the intersected areas of Economic Inequality and Health Inequality. The Assistant Research Professor will also participate in a related weekly research seminar.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field prior to the start of the position.
2. Prior research experience on one or more topics relevant to this position such as economic inequality, health inequality, and/or impacts of COVID-19.
3. A plan for independent research during the period of employment as an Assistant Research Professor.
4. The ability to teach a course within the Economics Department.
5. A demonstrated ability to enhance diversity and inclusion within the academic community.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated ability to carry out publishable empirical research in Economics or a closely related field on topics related to this position (e.g. economic inequality, health inequality, and/or impacts of COVID-19) through prior publications or articles currently in a revise and resubmit status.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in Economics.
3. Demonstrated ability to carry out empirical economic research both independently and collaboratively.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position anticipated to begin in the Fall Semester of 2022 but no later than January of 2023. The salary for the position is $65,000. Travel support to conferences will also be provided along with benefits including health insurance. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

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