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Economics: Assoc or Full Professor: Public Policy (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 09/08/17)

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 16th, 2017
Last review date: September 8th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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 at the associate or full professor level (with tenure). The Economics Department has a Ph.D. program, a professional Master’s program, and several undergraduate programs.

Applicants should have an established track record of research and teaching experience in public policy relevant areas of microeconomics. Applicants will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise and mentor graduate students, and contribute to the research environment of the department and to university and professional service. The selected candidate also will be the founding director of the proposed Masters of Arts Degree Program in Social Sciences and Policy. This interdisciplinary graduate program in public policy is currently being developed and will benefit graduate students in the Economics Department once it is implemented. The successful candidate 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 women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

RANK: Associate or Full Professor (tenured), academic year (9-month) basis

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Economics or related field, demonstrated record of research and teaching experience in policy relevant fields of microeconomics.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a curriculum vitae, three to four samples of published research, and a letter of application describing the candidate’s teaching interests and experience, research program, and relevant university or professional service. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00454-18 in all correspondence

REVISED CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 08, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by that date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2018.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (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. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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