Professor of Development Economics

Bologna (IT)
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Development Economics, Open Rank
The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
(resident at Bologna, Italy Campus)

Established in 1955 as an integral part of the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy has been educating global leaders in the area of international affairs for over 60 years. As a highly-selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS Europe hosts 210 full-time students hailing from over 30 countries pursuing Master of Arts, Master of International Public Policy, and Ph.D. degrees, with a diverse group of over 60 resident and adjunct faculty. In 2016 it is launching its newly-approved 13-month Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR) degree. To learn more about SAIS and SAIS Europe, visit

The Position

SAIS Europe is currently seeking to fill the newly-created Vera and Stefano Zamagni professorship in development economics, with an appointment at the assistant, associate, or possibly full professor level. It is tenure-track and based at the Bologna campus, in the International Economics program. The candidate will be expected to teach in both the MA and MAGR programs and help provide intellectual leadership to the latter.  

The successful candidate would have an innovative, eclectic research agenda in the general area of development economics, with a preference for scholars working on financial development in emerging markets. A strong track record of publications is expected for candidates at the associate and full professor levels. A candidate at the assistant professor level must have completed her/his PhD in economics or finance by July 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who combine outstanding research with proven or potential excellence in teaching. The appointment will start effectively on 1 July, 2017.


A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of research, and at least three letters of recommendation (for junior appointments) or the names and contact points of three references (for senior appointments) should be emailed to:  Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.