JOE - October 2012

University of California, Berkeley
Goldman School of Public Policy
Assistant Professor
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
I3 -- Welfare and Poverty
Keywords: Public Policy, Berkeley, Public Finance
Deadline Date: 11/15/2012

JOE ID Number: 201210_397403

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2013.

The Goldman School seeks applications from those who study public policies concerned with Public Budgeting, Public Spending, Taxation and Public Finance. Illustrative topics include the use of public sector budgets to set priorities and to hold programs accountable, the funding and future of Social Security, Medicare, and other social welfare programs, evaluating the costs and effectiveness of public programs, costbenefit analysis, the study of public pension programs, the design and analysis of taxing and spending systems at all levels of government, urban public finance and financial management, the impact of demographic changes on public programs, and the functionality of public budgeting systems and methods. Academic work comparing policies or systems across countries is especially welcome.

The Goldman School encourages applications from individuals of any discipline whose research focuses within the described area of public budgeting, public spending, taxation and public finance. The School is interested in candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence and will provide leadership in research, teaching, and service.

The Goldman School expects to appoint an individual broadly conversant with public policy and who will engage with an intellectually diverse faculty. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions and who have a clear interest in teaching in the core of the School's Masters in Public Policy professional program. Within this set, public sector experience is also a desirable characteristic. The School is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have been awarded the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) no later than June 30, 2013.


Letters of Reference: Applicants must send their references or letter services a link to the UC Berkeley site, which will allow the referee to add a letter on behalf of the candidate. A minimum of two confidential letters of reference (three preferred) should be uploaded to the UC Berkeley faculty search site no later than December 5,
2012. Letters may also be emailed as a signed PDF to

Confidentiality Policy: All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e.,
dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of its faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Please visit the CALCierge home page at for more information.

The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2012. New applications after that date cannot be considered, although letters can be received until December 5, 2012. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2012; early applications and letters of reference are encouraged.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Application Instructions:

Applications: Candidates should upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vita and at least one sample of a significant research piece to website listed below before November 15, 2012. Letters of Recommendation can be received until December 5, 2012.

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