University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

ID: 7102413
Posted: June 13, 2022
Application Deadline: July 13, 2022

Job Description

Department of Economics
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
University of Memphis


The Department of Economics of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis Department of Economics is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research fellow. This position will involve interdisciplinary collaborations with the faculty (business and economics) to generate external research grants for funding joint research and high-quality peer-review publications with the physicians at LifeDoc, a non-profit healthcare provider. Responsibilities focus on data analytics and econometric modelling of patient-level data (encounters, outcomes, etc.) and an assessment of an innovative payment mechanism for the health care services provided the patients.
The Department is an academically diverse, professionally active group of 10 full-time faculty members with research expertise in topic areas such as applied economics and policy analysis, healthcare innovations, techecon and economics analytics, and econometrics. There is substantial collaborative research with other entities on and off campus. For more information about the Department, please browse


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in economics or related business or quantitative field. Candidates are expected to have started a program of research and demonstrate excellent communication skills and research capabilities.


This appointment offers competitive compensation, research support, and an attractive benefits program.

The College

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics has become a leading business school in the Southeast. Globalization is a strategic emphasis of the College. Degree programs offered include the BBA, MA (Economics), MBA, Executive MBA, International MBA, MS, and PhD. The academic programs of the College are fully accredited by AACSB International. The College faculty of approximately 100 serves approximately 2,450 undergraduates, 525 master's students, and 60 doctoral students. The highly qualified faculty is recognized for scholarship and publications in leading academic and professional journals.

The University

The University of Memphis is emerging as one of America's great metropolitan research universities. Founded in 1912, the University is a state, tax-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 21,000 students. The University is one of two comprehensive doctoral-granting public institutions in Tennessee, offering a broad array of degree programs at all levels. The University has 24 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other Tennessee university, and five state-approved Centers of Excellence. The landscaped campus is centrally located in an attractive residential area of east Memphis. For additional information about the University, visit the Web site at: The University has recently been recognized as a Carnegie R1 university.

The Community

Located in southwestern Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi river, Memphis is one of the South's largest and most attractive cities. The population of Memphis is about 650,000, with over 1.3 million in the metropolitan area. Memphis is home to many nationally and internationally known companies, including three Fortune 500 companies: FedEx Corporation, AutoZone, and International Paper. Memphis is a major distribution center and boasts the world's second busiest cargo airport. As a primary medical, education, communication, and transportation center, Memphis offers a full range of research opportunities and cultural experiences. The city, known worldwide for its musical heritage, has many fine restaurants, theaters, and museums, as well as one of the nation's largest urban park systems. Memphis has one of the lowest costs of living among metropolitan cities of 600,000 or more and enjoys a mild climate.


Applications should include a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, an updated curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, names, and contact information for three professional references, and be submitted online at: All inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Charles A. (Chuck) Pierce via email ([email protected]). Screening of applications begins June XX, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled.

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.