Endowed Chair in Economics

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Paul W. and Catherine A. Boltz Chair in History of Monetary Policy

Department of Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The Department of Economics invites applications for a newly created endowed chair entitled the Paul W. and Catherine A. Boltz Chair in History of Monetary Policy.  This Chair will be a full-time tenured position at the rank of Full Professor within the Department of Economics.  Dr. Boltz was an alumnus of the Department’s Ph.D. Program (1974) and had a successful career in the financial industry.  In keeping with his interests, applicants are expected to have a background in monetary economics and international finance, and research interests in monetary policy and financial institutions.    

The Department offers a Ph.D. degree, a professional Master’s degree (MSPE), and three undergraduate degrees (B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, and B.S. in Computer Science and Economics).  The Ph.D., MSPE, and B.S. degrees are STEM degrees.  For more information, see http://www.economics.illinois.edu.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Applicants must be Full or Professors and also hold a Ph.D. in Economics, or an equivalent degree. Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to contribute effectively to the instruction and supervision of students in the department’s degree programs. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the Department, the University, and the Economics profession.  Salary will be commensurate with the research record, qualifications and accomplishments. The target starting date is August 16, 2021.

Please create your candidate profile at http://go.illinois.edu/BoltzChair and upload your letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and the contact information for three professional references the close date.  After a review of the research record, the search committee may then contact the applicant to solicit letters of reference. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2021.  Early applicants may be interviewed before this closing date, however, every application submitted prior to this closing date will receive full consideration.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the Department by email at econ-recruit@illinois.edu, or by telephone at (217) 333-0120. You may also visit https://economics.illinois.edu/ for additional information.

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