Economics: International Trade and Applied Microeconomics, Assistant Professor University of California, Santa Cruz, Social Sciences Division - Economics United States

Economics: International Trade and Applied Microeconomics, Assistant Professor (Open until filled; initial review 11/19/2018)


Job #JPF00633

  • Social Sciences Division - Economics



Open date: August 31st, 2018
Last review date: November 19th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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 the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in international trade and applied microeconomics. The target of the position is at the intersection of international trade and applied microeconomics with possible overlap with development, labor, immigration, industrial organization, and other fields in applied microeconomics. Possible related areas of teaching might include introductory, intermediate, and graduate levels of international trade, econometrics, and topics in applied microeconomics.


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; advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; contribute to graduate education, the research environment of the department, and to university and professional service. 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.


This position is also offered at the associate rank with tenure (JPF00634). Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for the associate rank position should apply separately to the other recruitment (JPF00634), 
Applicants may apply to both recruitments.


Assistant Professor (tenure-track)


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis).


Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Economics or related field; demonstrated research experience in international trade and applied microeconomics; and demonstrated teaching experience. It is expected the degree requirements are completed by June 30, 2019.


July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2020 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 # JPF00633-19 in all correspondence.


Documents/Materials Applicants must include:

Letter of application
Curriculum vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement and/or evaluations
1-2 publications

Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at


Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of four will be accepted). 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


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 19th, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


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 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 More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.





Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

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

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement and/or evaluations

  • Publication

  • Publication (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required



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  2. Provide required information and documents

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