The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service period and will begin mid-September 2020. Faculty teach six classes each year, combining lower-level introductory courses with upper-level courses in applied economics. The position is contingent on funding.
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 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 https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD (or equivalent advanced degree) in economics or a related field by August of 2020. The ideal candidate will be a scholar specializing in applied economics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. We seek someone with a track record (or the promise) of teaching excellence, and the ability to offer interdisciplinary coursework contributing to our interdisciplinary 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 describing how the candidate will be a successful teacher and researcher in an interdisciplinary unit (as distinct from a traditional economics department).
A curriculum vitae
A current working paper
A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
A statement of research interests
Three letters of reference
Applicants' statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Will McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org). Compensation is competitive with that of comparable positions and includes health insurance and retirement benefits.
Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.