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Assistant Professor in Economics 2023/24 Academic Year

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $[175,000]-$[196,000]. ​​​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position [].
The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $[94,300]-$[99,100]. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

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

Authorization to work in United States is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must either:

  • Have a Ph.D. degree in Economics or a related field OR,
  • Currently be in a doctoral program and have advanced to candidacy
Preferred qualifications

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Teaching Statement and/or Evidence of Teaching

  • Job Market Paper

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe how you have contributed, or would go about 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, including the university's diversity initiatives. Consider any teaching and mentoring strategies you currently use or plan to use to advance a diverse and inclusive learning experience and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Your statement and plan should summarize past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA