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Assistant Professor Political Economy
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 22, 2022
Title Assistant Professor Political Economy
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/04/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General

Assistant Professor Political Economy

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 Application Window
Open August 18th, 2022 through Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Political Economy Program at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a position 50% in Political Economy and 50% in a related discipline such as Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, or Business.

Berkeley Political Economy has been a leading program in interdisciplinary political economy for undergraduates for more than 40 years and has recently launched a graduate program, the Designated Emphasis in Political Economy. This search represents an important step in an ambitious plan to expand and strengthen political economy at Berkeley: adding faculty, developing courses, building the graduate program, and expanding the Network for a New Political Economy (a campus network of faculty and students interested in political economy) into a leading research center.

We seek scholars from a related discipline who would be enthusiastic about joining such an enterprise and participating in the reconceptualization of this program. We encourage applications from scholars whose long-term research agenda seeks to bridge multiple fields. We would especially be interested in scholars who could offer required courses in Economics (such as introduction to economics or intermediate macroeconomics or microeconomics) and/or History (such as a global history survey or more focused historical context courses), or upper division courses in priority areas for curriculum expansion such as finance, public health, climate change, the digital economy, race, ethnicity, and/or immigration and migration.

We encourage applications from current or recent PhD candidates and graduates; current and recent postdocs; current assistant professors (including those who are "senior" assistant professors near tenure).

The Political Economy program recognizes the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. UC Berkeley is committed to upholding the university's principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:

Considering the significant disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups, in our evaluation of applicants, dips in productivity in otherwise strong records occurring with the onset of the pandemic will be evaluated with the context of the pandemic in mind.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents, as well as candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:



Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD or JD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or JD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications

Past research record or future research plans for research in interdisciplinary political economy, past teaching record or future teaching plans for teaching courses in interdisciplinary political economy, a commitment to the mission of developing the best possible interdisciplinary political program for scholarly research, undergraduate teaching, and graduate teaching.
Application Requirements Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Writing Sample - Submit a writing sample that represents your best work: one chapter or article, with a recommended length of 5000-15,000 words, although we recognize that length and format may vary by discipline. If the sample is excerpted from a larger work, please include a short abstract of the full work.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted via this web portal. It is preferred that letters of reference be uploaded by the final date to apply
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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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