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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Department of Economics

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/3L.pdf
The current base salary range for this position is $103,700 - $250,000 . “Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: November 28, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Professor of Teaching - Open Ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) in Economics. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Teaching Professors are full members of the academic senate and are eligible for Security of Employment, equivalent to tenure. The Department is looking for individuals with experience in, or strong potential for, teaching Economics at the undergraduate level, as well as for contributing to the curriculum and pedagogy of the Department.

The responsibilities of Teaching Professors include teaching and teaching-related tasks for lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduate students, including supervision of capstone projects; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Economics, or a closely related field, except the dissertation. Candidates must also have a demonstrated record of teaching, as evidenced by teaching at least one undergrad section and/or one undergrad course.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

It is expected that the degree requirement will be fulfilled by anticipated start date.

Preferred qualifications
  • A proven record of teaching excellence, successful course design, undergraduate advising, pedagogical innovation, and team management.

-Demonstrated excellence in teaching and student mentoring (demonstrable via qualitative and/or quantitative evaluations (if available), past record of student mentoring, and/or via interview process).

-Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity as demonstrated by commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community, including evidence of engagement in relevant activities promoting equity, inclusion,
and diversity, as applicable.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Teaching Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD (or international equivalent degree) candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant teaching professor (including those who are “senior” assistant teaching professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement addressing teaching experience, teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, especially with regards to addressing the needs and success of UCSB undergraduate students; including clearly described objectives as an instructor, plans to meet those objectives, and proposals for measuring success.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service.

    You are urged to review guidelines on statements at https://econ.ucsb.edu/about/diversity-statement-guidelines before preparing your application.

  • Course Syllabi - Course Syllabi for taught undergraduate courses.

  • Course Evaluations

  • Course Syllabi - Course Syllabi for planned undergraduate courses.
    (Optional)

  • Publication - Published or in-progress journal article or dissertation/book chapter.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants at the Assistant Teaching Professor level must provide the names and contact information for at least 3-5references, and must request letters of references within the UC Recruit system in order to complete application requirements. Letters should speak to their record and/or potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, service, and contributions to diversity and inclusion.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02663

Associate and Full Teaching Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured or security-of-employment teaching professor; position equivalent to tenured teaching professor (i.e., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement addressing teaching experience, teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, especially with regards to addressing the needs and success of UCSB undergraduate students; including clearly described objectives as an instructor, plans to meet those objectives, and proposals for measuring success.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service.

    You are urged to review guidelines on statements at https://econ.ucsb.edu/about/diversity-statement-guidelines before preparing your application.

  • Course Syllabi - Course Syllabi for taught undergraduate courses.

  • Course Evaluations

  • Course Syllabi - Course Syllabi for planned undergraduate courses.
    (Optional)

  • Publication - Published or in-progress journal article or dissertation/book chapter.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants at the Associate Teaching Professor level must provide three to five reference contacts that could speak to their record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, service, scholarship and contributions to diversity and inclusion. References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration, and we will seek your permission before doing so.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02663

Help contact: alibrieske@ucsb.edu

About UC Santa Barbara

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA