Department Accepting Applications for Assistant and/or Associate Professor

The Department is currently accepting applications for a senior Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics.

November 3, 2023

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications at the senior Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels for a position in the area of the economics of inequality. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda that engages in the economic study of inequality, an outstanding publication record as demonstrated through peer reviewed journal articles and/or books, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, student mentorship, and professional and public service. The ideal candidate also can contribute teaching and mentoring excellence to serve our graduate program and our large and highly diverse undergraduate major. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment []. See Table 3 for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $103,700-$350,000. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

In 2023-24, UC Santa Barbara departments are partnering with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to launch a special faculty recruitment initiative named after Benjamin Banneker, the 18th-century African American mathematician, astronomer, antiracist, engineer, ecologist, and peace advocate. Funded by an Advancing Faculty Diversity grant from the UC Office of the President, the Banneker Initiative proposes to hire scientists, engineers and interdisciplinary scholars as UCSB faculty, whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary work shares Banneker’s concerns as an African American scientist, especially his desire to advance scientific and engineering knowledge for the public good.

With the goal of creating a diverse community around such concerns, applicants may be eligible to be fellows in the Benjamin Banneker Initiative. The community of Banneker Fellows will receive funding for cohort building and professional development activities, including enrollment in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program, proposal writing training, and seed grants.

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UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets.