Department of Economics
University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside, Department of Economics invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching beginning July 1, 2022. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. Appointment requires: (1) The demonstration and maintenance of teaching excellence, (2) Professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity (research in pedagogy or economics) and (3) University and public service. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching, and they must have a Ph.D. by the start of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants. The appointed candidate will have some teaching responsibilities in the department’s future master’s program in Economics. An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and has a current workload of six quarter classes per year. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Assistant Professors of Teaching are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching, although this can occur earlier. The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional and/or scholarly activities, and service.
Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by November 15h, 2021 will be given full consideration. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of reference that are uploaded through the AP Recruit System. Samples of research work are welcome but not required.
Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at
Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (
The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students.
Riverside is located approximately 55 miles east of Los Angeles and west of Palm Springs. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully accredited childcare facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Matthew Lang Department of Economics, at [email protected]

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: JPF01451

Contact Information
Cynthia Redfield
[email protected]
2122D Watkins Hall 900 UNIVERSITY AVE