Accepting Applications for Mellichamp Chair - Mind and Machine in Entrepreneurial Economics

The Department is accepting applications for the Mellichamp Chair - Mind and Machine in Entrepreneurial Economics

December 24, 2020


Next Review Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 11:59pm PST

Apply by February 1 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 Mellichamp Chair - Mind and Machine in Entrepreneurial Economics at the Associate or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

Applicants for the Mellichamp Chair in Mind and Machine Intelligence should apply online at the UCSB Recruit WebsiteA complete application will include a CV, a letter of intent, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, which should be submitted by February 1, 2021. Review of completed applications will begin on February 2, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD 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.

The Mind and Machine Intelligence Initiative seeks to hire a cluster of Chairs to bring together computational scientists studying the human mind with computer scientists and engineers to create new ways of looking at fundamental problems in science, engineering, and the humanities. The Initiative aims to understand the capabilities of humans and machines, and to develop the next generation artificial intelligence for fruitful interactions with humans. The Chair in Economics may participate directly in the development or application of tools of machine learning or may study the effects of machine learning and artificial intelligence on modern society.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. All candidates must submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. More information on Diversity Statement Guidelines can be found here.

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

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.


Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Please read the following guidelines: