Outside Opportunities

Outside Opportunities

Committed to supporting research centers and organizations that further the conversation on advancing social equity, the Cook Center features outside opportunities that are in alignment with our mission and research themes.

By disseminating information on programming, lectures, conferences, job postings, and various external prospects, the Cook Center seeks to connect our network of scholars, supporters, and students with valuable resources and upcoming opportunities.

To submit opportunities for posting consideration on our website, calendar, or social media accounts, please email

Faculty Job Openings

Brown University

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Economics

Application deadline: 31 May 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Overview: The Department of Economics seeks to recruit at either the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer beginning July 1, 2024. The position is non-tenure track. We seek candidates with a superior record of teaching in any field of economics. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence teaching courses in the areas of industrial organization, finance, public economics, mathematical methods, or macroeconomics. Candidates should have a strong record of advising and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The initial term is three years, with the possibility of reappointment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2024.

Brown University

Assistant Professor, Economics and Watson

Application deadline: 31 Mar 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)

Overview: The Economics Department and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs are searching for jointly-appointed faculty, with the position beginning July 1, 2024. We seek candidates whose work engages deeply in the economics of policy problems both from an academic and practical perspective, with attention to how policies both affect overall growth and also inequality and social mobility within societies. We will consider candidates from a broad range of subfield specialties, including those from applied microeconomic (e.g., public finance, labor, urban, industrial organization, education, and development) and empirical macroeconomic (e.g., monetary and fiscal policy, business cycles, international economics, international trade, and capital markets) fields.

Brown University

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and IBES

Application deadline: 31 Mar 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Overview: The Economics Department and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) propose to search for a joint hire in environmental economics. We seek a scholar whose work brings the latest empirical data and methods to bear on environmental, sustainability, and/or climate-related challenges, their effects on individuals and societies, and the landscape for past, present, or future policy solutions through an economics lens. We intend to search broadly within this sub-field – for instance to encompass analysis of energy and/or carbon market policy and regulations, the effects of climate change on economic or health outcomes, effects of pollution and associated regulation – with a focus on scholars who would contribute to and benefit themselves from engagement in the interdisciplinary research community at IBES.

Program and Conference Opportunities

Let's Talk Racism Conference 2024

Let's Talk Racism Conference Flyer

Conference Dates: March 15-16, 2024

Overview: The theme this year for the 8th Annual Let’s Talk Racism Conference is Preparing & Protecting Social Justice Educators in Polarizing Times. The keynote panel will occur Friday, March 15th at 6:30 pm and conference sessions will take place Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at North Carolina Central University.

The purpose of this event is to give K-12 educators and pre-service teachers an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. While educators are the target audience, we welcome all community members to participate.

We are switching things up this year by having a keynote panel. The planning committee is thrilled to announce Dr. Daniella Ann Cook and Dr. Matthew Patrick Shaw as our speakers. Dr. Cook, an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina, is the co-editor of the soon to be published book, Critical Race Theory and Classroom Practice.

Dr. Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College. An expert on laws regarding affirmative action, immigration rights, and culturally responsive education, he will present observations from his recent law review article, Much Ado about Critical Race Theory, which explores the pitfalls and opportunities presented by the recent wave of so-called “anti-CRT” state laws.

This event is co-sponsored by North Carolina Central University’s School of Education, we are (working to extend anti-racist education, Inc.), and Ben & Jerry’s of Chapel Hill. To register visit Email for questions.

Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality

Conference dates: September 3-5, 2024

Overview: The Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality will convene academic, policy, and community leaders from South Africa, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe to share their insights and experience battling inequality. We will formulate practical and innovative solutions to eliminating racial and social inequality. This conference will be held in person with virtual options for participation.

Issues to be tackled:

  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic, educational, medical and social disparities facing racial/ethnic minorities and people of color
  • Structural poverty and access to health care, education, and employment
  • Gender inequality
  • Energy, the environment, and climate change
  • Food and water insecurity
  • Social isolation and digital oppression
  • Democracy and racism