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Economics: Assistant Professor: Macroeconomics (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/27/17)

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The Economics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in macroeconomics. Applicants should be able to contribute to departmental research strengths in macroeconomics, open economy macro, international finance, and monetary economics. We have a preference for candidates with expertise in any area of applied research within the field of macroeconomics. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include the use of micro data to address macroeconomics questions, time series, or other approaches to empirical macroeconomic topics.

The Economics Department has a Ph.D. program, a professional Master’s program, and several undergraduate programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level (including classroom); advise and mentor graduate students; contribute to graduate education, the research environment of the department, and to university and professional service. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. 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: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), academic year (9-month) basis

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Economics or related field, evidence of research in macroeconomics and teaching experience in higher education. It is expected the degree requirements are completed by June 30, 2019.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated expertise in macroeconomics with emphasis in applied macroeconomics. Degree requirements completed by June 30, 2018.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and/or evaluations, 1-2 papers/publications and 3-4 confidential reference letters. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00467-18 in all correspondence.

*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

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

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.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

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

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement and/or Evaluations

  • Paper/Publication (1 of 2)

  • Paper/Publication (2 of 2) (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Additional Optional Material (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required