Assistant Professor of Economics

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Assistant Professor of Economics

Tacoma Washington
Open Date:
Oct 9, 2019

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service period and will begin mid-September 2020. Faculty teach six classes each year, combining lower-level introductory courses with upper-level courses in applied economics. The position is contingent on funding.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit


The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD (or equivalent advanced degree) in economics or a related field by August of 2020. The ideal candidate will be a scholar specializing in applied economics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. We seek someone with a track record (or the promise) of teaching excellence, and the ability to offer interdisciplinary coursework contributing to our interdisciplinary majors (Law & Policy and Politics Philosophy & Economics) as well as others across our campus.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • A cover letter describing how the candidate will be a successful teacher and researcher in an interdisciplinary unit (as distinct from a traditional economics department).
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A current working paper
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A statement of research interests
  • Three letters of reference

Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Will McGuire ([email protected]). Compensation is competitive with that of comparable positions and includes health insurance and retirement benefits.

Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 10/13/2019
Application Due: 5/5/2020
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