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Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of Economics

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Open until filled.


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in economics at the assistant professor level, in the fields of applied microeconomics, econometrics, and finance. Applicants in other areas and exceptionally well-qualified applicants at more senior levels may also be considered.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

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.

Salaries for professorial faculty at Caltech fall in the range $125,000 to $400,000.

Reviews of applications will begin on November 10, 2023 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about the application process may be directed to: [email protected].

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.

The initial appointment for tenure-track positions is normally four years. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.