Open date: September 21st, 2020
Last review date: Monday, Nov 23, 2020 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, Jun 30, 2021 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.
The Economics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in development and health economics at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. The department has a preference for a candidate who does research at the intersection of development and health in a developing country setting; however, candidates in the health field at large are welcome to apply, especially those who focus on inequality and health disparities. Teaching areas might include introductory, intermediate and graduate classes in development economics and health economics, as well as other classes in the undergraduate curriculum. The candidate is expected to participate actively in the campus initiative in global and community health.
The Economics Department has a Ph.D. program, a professional Master’s program, and several undergraduate programs. Applicants will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; contribute to graduate education, the research environment of the department, and to university and professional service.
Successful candidates must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track), academic year (9-month) basis.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Economics or related field; demonstrated research experience in development or health economics and demonstrated teaching ability. Degree requirements expected to be completed by June 30, 2022.
July 1, 2021, with the academic year beginning in September 2021 and contingent upon budgetary approval. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2022 for employment beyond that date.
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Please refer to Position # JPF00938-21 in all correspondence.
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of four will be accepted for assistant professor candidates). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 23rd, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
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Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching
Teaching evaluations (Optional)
Teaching evaluations (Optional)
Statement of Research - Initial screening of candidates will be based on the research statement and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Initial screening of candidates will be based on the research statement and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
Scholarly work (Optional)
Scholarly work (Optional)
- 3-4 letters of reference required