Opportunities

The Department of Economics seeks to fill three positions at a variety of ranks. We seek senior faculty with an appointment at the associate or full professor level (with tenure). The successful senior candidate must have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment and teaching. The appointee will be an affiliate of the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.

Consideration of applications and interviews will occur beginning in August of 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.


The Department of Economics seeks to fill three positions at a variety of ranks. We seek faculty at the assistant professor (tenure track) rank. The successful junior candidate must show promise for exceptional scholarly accomplishment and teaching. The appointee will be an affiliate of the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.

Consideration of applications and interviews will occur beginning in August of 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Junior applicants should endeavor to provide their materials prior to December 1, 2017, for consideration of interviews at the 2018 ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. 


The John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise at the University of Kentucky is requesting proposals for a grant program to support high-quality research central to its mission. The Institute’s mission is to generate intellectually rigorous research and an open dialogue to discover and understand how free enterprise affects peoples’ lives and the well-being of society.

The Schnatter Institute will award grants between $5,000 and $10,000 on a rolling basis. Successful applicants must complete the research project outlined in their proposal within a year of the award. Eligibility requirements are stated in the description; no affiliation with the Schnatter Institute is necessary to apply. The Institute welcomes applications from all academic disciplines.