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Richard F. Aster Jr. Endowed Chair in Economics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 26th, 2017
Last review date: February 16th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair in Economics. The appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level to a distinguished scholar in Economics. The position is open to exceptional candidates in all fields of economics.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field by the time of employment. Applicants currently serving in an Assistant Professor position are also encouraged to apply.

Review of completed applications, will begin October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a CV and letter of intent. We will be interviewing at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia in January as well as alternate locations.

All applicant materials for the Richard F. Aster Jr. Endowed Chair, should be submitted online at
Please apply to all applicable positions.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process feel free to contact Anne Ellis at (805) 893-3569 or

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Letter of Intent

  • 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. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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