Assistant Professor, Term, Economics
The Department of Economics at the University of San Francisco is accepting applications for a full-time term Assistant Professor position starting either in January 2020 or August 2020 and lasting through May 2022. The position seeks candidates with a background in applied empirical economics and economic development. Specific areas of expertise might address the impacts of poverty alleviation programs, empowerment of marginalized groups, effects of institutions and culture, or economics of the environment.
Full Job Description:
Candidates are expected to teach in both the undergraduate Bachelor of Science and graduate Master of Science in International and Development Economics (IDEC) programs, with emphasis on research design, basics of randomized control trials and causal inference, identification strategies, and methods for exploiting natural experiments. Experience teaching paper replication, field methods, and modern collaboration tools such as GitHub are all particularly valuable. In addition to teaching, candidates will be expected to take an active service role in advising IDEC students' graduate theses, helping students execute simple, original, empirical research papers.
The standard term faculty teaching load at USF is four 4-unit courses per semester with the possibility of one course reduction per semester for service requirements, contingent upon approval. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to supporting the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. ABD candidates will be considered, but a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field must be earned by start of appointment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a job market paper, evidence of teaching ability (including teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation electronically in PDF format to http://gnosis.usfca.edu/search
. The cover letter should highlight how your interests and qualifications connect to the objectives of the IDEC program, particularly in terms of teaching research design and mentoring student research. Furthermore, applicants should indicate whether they are available to start the appointment in January 2020 or August 2020. Applicants should be available for interviews either remotely during November/December 2019 and/or at the ASSA meetings January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, California.
Any questions can be sent to TermEconsearch@usfca.edu
Review of complete applications
will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered for a January 2020 start, we must receive your application no later than October 21, 2019.
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