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Assistant Professor of Economics, Urban Economics and Related Fields

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The Department of Economics ( and the Urban Studies and Planning (USP) Program ( within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego announce a joint search for an outstanding scholar, at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). The appointment will be based in the Department of Economics with the expectation that the successful candidate will contribute substantially to the growth of USP and its new major in Real Estate and Development. UC San Diego has an ambitious plan to conduct top-level research and develop an innovative and comprehensive curriculum in real estate and development. The Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego has a long tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship that enhances the capacity of regions to support socially equitable and ecologically sustainable development, and the new track in real estate and development will continue this trajectory. Relevant areas of expertise include urban economics, public economics (i.e., taxation), finance and political economy.

Candidates must show potential for achieving significant results in original research, possess strong teaching skills, and have a PhD in Economics or a related field by September 1, 2018; applicants currently in a doctoral program must have advanced to candidacy prior to any potential offer of employment. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting. Applied work in the practice of real estate and development, urban planning, public finance, or other related fields will be viewed favorably. Candidates should be able to engage in team teaching with scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds including economics, urban studies and planning and other social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate students in economics and real estate and development as well as Ph.D. students in economics.

Candidates must provide vita, three original letters of reference (sent under separate cover), and a sample of the applicant’s work. Applicants are asked to summarize in a personal statement any past experience and leadership in equity and diversity or their potential to make contributions in this area (for further information about contributions to diversity statements, see

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment may visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Applications are accepted through UC Recruit only. Please follow the direct link to apply

To be considered, applications must be completed by December 5th, 2017.

More information about this recruitment can be found at the Department webpage:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - Applicants should highlight their accomplishments in research, teaching and departmental service (if applicable), and illustrate how these match the job description.

  • Statement of Research - Applicants should summarize their research accomplishments, current work and future direction for potential work.

  • Statement of Teaching - Applicants should share a self-reflective statement of beliefs about the teaching and the learning process, including concrete examples of ways in which these beliefs will be enacted in the classroom.

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required