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by Nelson Pacheco | Dec 16, 2019


The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Wilcox Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Economics at the Associate or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. This Chair was established to promote excellence in research in UC Santa Barbara’s Economics Department and to foster connections between the Department of Economics and the Technology Management Program in order to support UC Santa Barbara’s existing or future entrepreneurship programs. Preference will be given to individuals with corporate experience, business start-up experience, or a demonstrated interest in supporting entrepreneurship. It is expected that the chair holder will devote about half of his or her instructional efforts to teaching that supports student entrepreneurship.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field by the time of application, with preference for candidates who currently hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated research program that that advances the study of economics, and a record of teaching and mentoring.

A complete application will include a CV and a letter of intent. We will begin reviewing completed applications on January 21, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be completed on or before January 20, 2020.

All application materials for the Wilcox Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Economics should be submitted online at Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process feel free to contact Danielle Freeman at