JOE - October 2013

University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor, Economic Disparities
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor, Economic Disparities
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J4 -- Particular Labor Markets
Z -- Other Special Topics
Deadline Date: 11/1/2013

JOE ID Number: 201310_399495

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University of California, Berkeley
Division of Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning & Facilities
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Job Description – Tenure Track Faculty Member for the Economic Disparities Cluster

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position (tenure-track) related to Economic Disparities, with a start date of July 1, 2014. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start date. We are especially interested in scholars who investigate economic disparities, with a focus on spatial dimensions of economic disparities, geographies of inequity, African American communities or the African diaspora, or other underrepresented minority communities, either domestically or internationally. The successful candidate will have a program of research that bears on pressing social problems, including but not limited to the urban landscape, health disparities, labor markets, inequality, housing markets, immigration, global labor flows, gendering and marginality, or environmental inequities. The successful candidate will participate in the university’s multidisciplinary and collaborative initiative to understand and alleviate economic disparities, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. We are especially interested in scholars who would join the Department of Geography and/or the Department of African American Studies, depending on interest and expertise. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as geography, African American studies, economics, public policy, political science, demography, sociology, anthropology, or planning. Applicants may read about the Hass Diversity Research Initiative and the Economic Disparities Cluster at the website:

Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions, who have a clear interest in teaching, and who show potential to contribute to the Economic Disparities Cluster within the Haas Center for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Applications must include a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of reference, and three significant writing samples. 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 on confidentiality, found at Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly urged to apply. The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions can be directed to and include “Economic Disparities Search” in the subject line.

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs accompanying partners and spouses, please contact the CALcierge office at or visit
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Applications must be received by November 1, 2013.

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