University of California Merced — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Economics (3 Positions)

The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century.  In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications for three tenure-track positions in Economics: two Assistant Professor positions and one Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position.  We seek scholars who have innovative research programs in any field, with particular interest in Applied Microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory and/or Econometrics, are capable of teaching Economics at the undergraduate and graduate level and who will contribute to our growing programs at UC Merced.

Junior candidates must have completed a PhD in Economics by the anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.

Senior candidates are expected to have an internationally distinguished record of scholarship and to take a leadership role in building the Economics programs at UC Merced.

Additional criteria include demonstrated research excellence and potential for future productivity; excellence in teaching; and fit with the mission of the Economics program at UC Merced.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 15, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a sample of research; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.  For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online.  After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).  Letters of reference should be received no later than November 15, 2016.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of three references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time.  Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair Kurt Schnier at

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.