JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

University of San Francisco

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Department of Economics
Assistant Professor - Economics

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462927
Date Posted: 08/20/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor - Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
C01 -- Econometrics
C9 -- Design of Experiments
D02 -- Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
L2 -- Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
M2 -- Business Economics
N2 -- Financial Markets and Institutions
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
R3 -- Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
R4 -- Transportation Economics
D4 -- Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
Data science, digitization, innovation, technology, tech economics, platforms, machine learning, natural language processing
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

The Department of Economics at the University of San Francisco is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2020. We are looking for an applied empirical economist whose research relates to the digitization of the economy. Such research might address the impacts of digitization on transportation, real estate, energy, healthcare, or labor markets, among others and may come from the perspective of market design, business strategy, or public policy. Applicants with research interests ranging beyond the US economy are particularly welcome.

Candidates are expected to be familiar with and able to teach some of the contemporary econometric and data science techniques useful in examining these topics (for example, online experimental design, machine learning, natural language

The position will involve teaching and advising in the undergraduate curriculum and in the Master’s program in Applied Economics, a newly-established program that trains students in economics and data science skills. Interest in developing and strengthening research and other partnerships with firms in the tech economy is a plus.

The standard tenure-track teaching load at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third 4-unit course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). USF expects both excellent teaching and an active program of empirical research leading to published work and provides substantial support for career development in both areas. The successful candidate must be dedicated to service to the department and University, and have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Economics by August 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a job market paper, evidence of teaching ability (including teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation electronically in PDF format to The cover letter should briefly outline your research agenda, highlighting how it connects to the objectives of the program. Any additional information indicating your particular interest in working at the University of San Francisco will be helpful, and job market signals submitted through the ASSA system will be taken very seriously. Applicants should be available for interviews at the ASSA meetings January 3-5 in San Diego.

Any questions can be sent to

Complete applications must be received by December 1st, 2019, in order to be considered for the position.

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

USF is a private, urban Jesuit University with a global perspective that educates women and men who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be women and men for others. The University draws from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

Application Requirements:
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