Chair Professor in Brazilian Economy
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Economics
United States

Jorge Paulo Lemann Chair in Brazilian Economy

Department of Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The Department of Economics invites applications for an endowed chair entitled the Jorge Paulo Lemann Chair in Brazilian Economy.  This Chair will be a full-time tenured position at the rank of Full Professor within the Department of Economics.  Jorge Lemann is an investment banker and philanthropist.  He endowed this Chair in 2001 and it was held by Professor Werner Baer until he passed away in 2016. 

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

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. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Applicants should have a significant research interest in the Brazilian economy from either a macroeconomic or microeconomic perspective.  For example, applicants could have a background in macroeconomics or international economics and have research interests in the Brazilian macroeconomy.  Alternatively, applicants could have a background in applied microeconomics and have research interests in some aspect of microeconomic policy in Brazil. 

Applicants must 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 and upload your letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and the contact information for three professional references by 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 August 3, 2020.  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, or by telephone at (217) 333-0120. You may also visit for additional information.

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