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Postdoctoral Associate - Economics Diversity and Inclusion

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia

Job Description

The Department of Economics at Virginia Tech seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in the area of Economics of Diversity and Inclusion. We seek scholars who are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Appointments are for one year but may be renewed subject to performance, needs of service and funding. Postdoctoral Associate will pursue their own research, engage in minimal teaching and be an active participant in the Department's newly created Minor on The Economics of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the opportunity to contribute to curriculum development in the minor.

Applicants must provide:

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter describing how their research contributes to the understanding of the economics of diversity and inclusion.
  • Diversity Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • List of 3 references with email addresses that may be contacted to provide a confidential letter of reference

Continued development of professional capabilities, and participation in scholarly activities is a must and includes travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies, as well as participation in department, college, and university service and governance and professional service. The department of Economics also maintains an expectation that all employees hold true to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education as prescribed at

Required Qualifications

* PhD in Economics. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
* Have scholarly expertise in economic issues relating to diversity and inclusion
* Show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability
* Occasional travel is required for conferences and meetings

Preferred Qualifications

* A wide range of interdisciplinary interests
* Have an interest in curriculum development

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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