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Requisition # 74296

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
College:Tippie College of Business



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Economics Department at the University of Iowa is searching for an assistant professor in microeconomic theory. We have a highly productive group of senior scholars in microeconomic theory and are looking to add junior scholars who can interact with our existing faculty and show the potential to grow into world-class scholars and educators. We are particularly interested in scholars who can interact with the broader economics and business school communities, and are open to theorists with applied interests in fields such as industrial organization, the economics of organizations, or public economics. We are also open to applications from experimental economists whose work strongly overlaps with microeconomic theory. We are interested either in new PhDs or scholars who have experience as an assistant professor. Successful candidates will be expected to teach core courses in microeconomic theory for our PhD program, and to contribute to either our undergraduate or MBA programs. 

The Department 

The Department of Economics is administratively housed in the vibrant Tippie College of Business and offers degrees in both the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The department plays a leading role in the college’s robust teaching and research environment. Our faculty members have done research in diverse fields of economics, including microeconomic theory, industrial organization, experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, labor economics, and public economics. We are embarking on an expansion program that will substantially increase the size of our faculty and PhD programs. For more information about our faculty, consult our website at

Diversity and the University of Iowa 

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. As demonstrated by our new DEI Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential. Faculty members in the College of Business contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship.

As part of the application, candidates are invited to describe their past, current, and planned future efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a new minor child enters the home. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. To see other jobs available in higher education and with key local employers in our area, please visit the HERC websites for the Central Midwest at and for the Greater Chicago Midwest at

Iowa City

A diverse community, an affordable place to live, and a vibrant cultural life make Iowa City an attractive home for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Iowa City takes pride in openness, inclusion, and safety.

Iowa City is one of just 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, affirming its reputation as an international destination for creative thinkers. With outstanding and affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a downtown filled with a lively mix of restaurants, shops, theater, music, and festivals, Iowa City is a casual, vibrant college town. Please visit to find out more about living in Iowa City.

Application Instructions

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit:

1.     Cover letter

2.     Curriculum vita

3.     Research statement

4.     Teaching statement

5.     Diversity statement

6.     One to three samples of research paper

7.     Three letters of recommendation

Application materials must be submitted via the University of Iowa online job application system at Click on the listings for Tippie College of Business and select requisition # 74296.


Please direct questions about the application procedure to Michelle Highly ( or Hannah Woodruff (, Departmental Administrators or the chair of the search committee Luciano de Castro (

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or

The position is 100% time with benefits. For more information about the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty policy, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.1. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

Education Requirement:

An earned doctorate or strong evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed before August 20, 2022, in the field of economics or a related field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a potential for outstanding records of scholarly achievement in economics or a related field.

  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the educational community.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Diversity Statement
One to three samples of research paper
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:David Cooper -
John Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-467-6677
Department URL:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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