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Lateral Assistant Professor -- Economics -- Department of Economics

Application Window

Open date: October 29th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications at the assistant professor rank (100% time), with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. The field is open.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Department of Economics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

LATERAL LEVEL - Assistant Professor Applicants

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related field; candidates that hold an active tenure-track faculty position.

Please apply to:

This position will remain open until filled.

All letters of recommendation that are solicited by the Department will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality,, prior to submitting their letters.


Applications for the Lateral Assistant Professor search (JPF02738) are encouraged to be submitted by December 1, 2020; however, this search will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to:

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Research Paper - Job Market Paper

  • Statement on Research - Statement on current research agenda and future interests.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to distinguished teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Teaching Evaluations - It is strongly recommended to provide teaching evaluation summaries and student feedback (comments) for any courses taught as an assistant professor.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Berkeley, CA