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Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in microeconomic theory to begin August 2023. The initial application deadline is November 18, 2022.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems!

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teach a microeconomic theory course in the Ph.D. core.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.
  • Pursue high-quality scholarship.
  • Provide professional service to the department, university, and the economics profession.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $135,000-$145,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Ph.D. in economics or Ph.D. in a closely related discipline that fosters microeconomics research including but not limited to business, public policy, mathematics, or statistics.
    • While ordinarily, you should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 2023, it is possible for you to have finished all but the dissertation to begin work as an instructor while completing the degree. 
    • A Ph.D. is required for reappointment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Philosophy
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement that addresses how the applicant has contributed and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
  • Optional: Dissertation Abstracts
  • Optional: Job Market Paper

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation immediately after you apply.

Please apply by November 18, 2022 for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Terra McKinnish

Posting Contact Email: Terra