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Faculty Recruitment Information

Assistant Professor in Economics 2023/24 Academic Year


Open date: Sep. 19, 2023

Initial Review Date: October 27, 2023
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Application Creation Window: 316 days

AD Final Date: July 31, 2024


The Economics Department within the School of Social Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications from candidates who are prepared to contribute to our commitment. The Department will conduct an Excellence Search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. 
The Department is looking for candidates who can effectively teach in primary fields (macroeconomics, applied economics, development economics, international economics, econometrics, and economic theory), especially at the principles and intermediate level.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field (or will receive a Ph.D. by June 2024). Faculty in Economics are expected to produce original research and publish in highly ranked academic journals, to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise and mentor graduate students, and to engage in select service activities. Additionally, a successful candidate for this Excellence Search must present a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that a) foster equity and inclusion in higher education, b) increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in Economics, and c) contribute to UC San Diego's goal of creating and sustaining diverse, equitable and inclusive communities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment may visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website 
Authorization to work in the United States is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).  


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  1. Candidates must either: Have a Ph.D. degree in Economics or a related field OR, 
  2. Currently, be in a doctoral program and have advanced to candidacy  
Preferred qualifications
  1. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.  


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (required)
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Required)
  • Teaching Statement and/or Evidence of Teaching (Required)
  • Job Market Paper (Required)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Required)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required; 2 optional
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