Accepting Applications for Junior Specialist in Economics

The Department is accepting applications for a full-time junior specialist

December 25, 2020


Next Review Date: Sunday January 10, 2021 11:59pm PST

Apply by January 10 to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Last Review Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:59pm PST

Applications will continue to be accepted until the June 30 date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Junior Specialist position.

The Consortium of Applied Research in Economics (CARE) within the Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara is recruiting a full-time junior specialist.

The position will entail overseeing research projects, including analyzing the secondary public health data and collecting primary data from field experiments, and designing and carrying out research projects using large data sets . In addition, the position involves close collaboration with Professor Royer to build datasets, produce insights from data, conduct statistical analyses, simulate models, prove model properties, contribute to academic papers, and oversee an undergraduate research team. There is also engagement with Professor Royer’s coauthors, some of the top Economics professors from Santa Barbara and other top universities. Projects typically involve Microeconomics and related topics, including timely research on COVID-19.

The Basic Qualification for this position is a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, or a related field, at the time of application. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The initial appointment is for 1 year, with renewal based on performance and funding. The position has an anticipated start date of February 1, 2021. This is an 100% full time appointment.

A complete application will include a CV, a letter of intent (includes a synopsis of interest and experience), and contact information for 3 references, submitted on or before January 10, 2021. The Department will begin reviewing completed applications on January 11, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. All application materials for the Junior Specialists position in Economics should be submitted online at the UCSB Recruit Website

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

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s eegree in Economics or a related field at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1‐2 years demonstrated programming experience and skilled in in one or more modern data science languages (e.g., R, Python, etc.).
  • Advanced training in mathematical Microeconomics, data analysis and Econometrics, either via classwork or research projects.
  • Prior experience assisting with research for a professor in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Econometrics, ideally at a research‐oriented university.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applications 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. View the complete nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy here


Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements

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

  • Letter of Intent - includes a synopsis of interest and experience

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)