Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College

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Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Economics
Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Open Date: Oct 14, 2022

The Department of Economics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2023. We seek candidates committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research and who contribute to building diverse and inclusive communities. The successful candidate will have research interests in the field of international economics, broadly defined, and will teach courses in international economics as well as core courses in the major.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The Economics Department is one of the strongest liberal arts departments in the country, with 12 tenure-track faculty, a diverse and engaged student population, and abundant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues and students. The standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester, with a paid leave every fourth year and generous research support. Additional information about the Department of Economics can be found at Candidates seeking to develop their careers in this unique environment, and particularly those with backgrounds and identities underrepresented in the economics profession, are encouraged to apply. 

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. For information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see


Qualifications include a Ph.D. in economics or related discipline in hand by August 2023, a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds and identities, and the potential for innovative and impactful scholarship. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following materials

  • a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position and highlighting your qualifications for it

  • CV

  • job market paper

  • a statement presenting your approach to building diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it influences your ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds

  • three letters of recommendation

Candidates should submit all materials by November 18, 2022. Apply via Interfolio: We will conduct initial interviews in early January via Zoom. Please address any questions you may have to Megan Salladino, Economics Department at

Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the

Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website


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