Accepting Applications for Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair of Economics

The Department of Economics is accepting applications for the Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair of Economics at the Associate or Full Professor Level.

October 1, 2021

The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair in Economics at the Associate or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

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. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated research program that advances the study of Economics, and a record of teaching and mentoring.

A complete application will include a CV, letter of intent and a statement of contributions to diversity. We will begin reviewing completed applications on November 1, 2021. This position will remain opened until filled.

For full consideration, all application materials must be completed on or before October 31, 2021. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. All application materials for the Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair in Economics should be submitted online at the UC Santa Barbara Recruit website.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process feel free to contact Joan Giovannone at

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