Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences

00 -- Default: Any field
A10 -- General Economics: General
O10 -- Economic Development
O54 -- Economywide Country Studies; Latin America; Caribbean

In conjunction with the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Economics at Tulane University invites applications for the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences. This endowed Chair is a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Stone Center, to begin Fall 2017. The Cowen Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Economics, with key relationships to the Executive Director of the Stone Center and the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. The Chair will join a distinguished cohort of faculty dedicated to research on Latin America in centers of excellence such as the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Middle American Research Institute, and the Stone Center. Candidates should have talents that build upon existing opportunities for research and teaching on the economies of Latin America and that complement the activities of other Latin Americanist social scientists at Tulane University. All fields will be considered; preference will be given to candidates who also have research and teaching interests in areas where the Department of Economics has existing strengths and is focusing its graduate programs: development, inequality, and poverty; the economics of education; health and labor economics; and public economics. Candidates should be accomplished teachers and mentors, demonstrate a strong international scholarly reputation, and present a successful record of external funding. Candidates with records as successful developers of distinctive interdisciplinary academic programs will be especially welcome. Salary, rank, and other benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. We invite women and minorities to apply.

All applications must be submitted through Interfolio ( Required materials include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and three reference letters. The review of candidates will begin immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Contact: Paul Watson, Department of Economics, 206 Tilton Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 70118 (


206 Tilton Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 tel 504-865-5321 fax 504-865-5869