JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

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Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454764
Date Posted: 11/12/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A -- General Economics and Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of Information and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley seek applicants at the rank of (tenured) associate or full professor to apply for the Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics—a joint position between the two units—at 100% time, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. We seek a distinguished scholar and teacher with a research focus on the Economics of Information/Data, broadly defined.

Basic Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Economics or a related field is required at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Applicants are required to hold a current tenured position or equivalent in Economics or a related field, by the start date of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of publication in top-ranked economics journals. She or he will also have demonstrated the ability to elaborate the implications of their research, and findings from the field of Economics of Information/Data for professional graduate students in the School of Information, for undergraduates, and for Ph.D. students in Economics.

The School of Information and the Department of Economics are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. If the candidate has made contributions to this area, we recommend they submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and provide contact information only for Four (4) letters of recommendation. Letters of references will only be solicited for finalists.

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 ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by December 11, 2015. Please direct questions to:

The School of Information and the Department of Economics are 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 of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 12/11/2015