University of California, Merced — Assistant Teaching Professor in Economics

The University of California, Merced, Department of Economics and Business Management invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s PhD program by teaching a first-year econometrics course and similar courses for the undergraduate majors in Economics and Business Management.

This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of appointment on July 1, 2022. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants, particularly in the fields of econometrics and statistics.

An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and has an expected workload of six classes per year (three per semester). Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Assistant Professors of Teaching are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching (with tenure). The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional and/or scholarly activities, and service.

Minimum Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in Economics, or a closely related field by the position start date.

This position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021. Applications will be submitted via:

Review of the applications will begin on December 15, 2021. Candidates who apply by December 15, 2021, will be given full consideration. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, a diversity statement, list of references and 3 letters of reference. Samples of research are welcome but not required.

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).

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

For additional information, please contact Justin Hicks ( or Jason Lee (

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

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at:

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

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