Assistant Professors of Economics

University of Washington School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

United States

Assistant Professors of Economics (Two Positions)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Assistant Professors of Economics (Two Positions)

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for two Assistant Professor of Economics positions within the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA), housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). These are full-time tenure track positions with a 9-month service period to begin September 16, 2021. Tenure track faculty are expected to teach six classes per year, combining lower-level introductory courses with upper-level courses in applied economics. The position is contingent on funding.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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 and equity 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 these positions is a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in economics or a related field by August 2021. The ideal candidates will be scholars specializing in applied economics and will engage in teaching and research in areas with direct implications for contemporary social problems. We seek individuals that will offer interdisciplinary coursework contributing to the PPPA division’s two majors (Law & Policy and Politics Philosophy & Economics) as well as others across our campus. 


To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • A cover letter detailing how your teaching, scholarship, and professional service fits with this position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A job market paper
  • A diversity statement that explains how your teaching, research, and service supports the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds. If you have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, please note how your work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion (maximum one page)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy demonstrating commitment to UW Tacoma’s mission and student demography (maximum one page)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A statement of research interests (maximum one page)
  • A statement on interdisciplinarity that describes how you would fit as a teacher and researcher in an interdisciplinary school without an economics department (maximum one page)
  • Three letters of reference

Questions should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Katie Baird ( Compensation is competitive with that of comparable positions and includes UW’s excellent health insurance and retirement benefits.

Screening of applicants will begin on November 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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