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Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of Economics

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The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a tenure-track position in economics at the assistant professor level. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at higher levels may also be considered. Our search is focused in the areas of economic theory and economic history, although applicants in other areas will also be considered. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years, and the appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.

Interested candidates should apply electronically. Candidates unable to apply electronically may send a letter of application describing their current research, a teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, a current CV, and a sample of original written work to: Chair, Economics Search, HSS 228-77 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applicants should submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Application review will begin November 15, 2021, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about the application process may be directed to: econrecruit@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a letter of application describing your current research;
    • a teaching statement;
    • a current CV;
    • a sample of original written work;
    • and a diversity and inclusion statement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4038 for assistance or contact econrecruit@caltech.edu.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.