Assistant Professor in Economics ASU School of Public Affairs

Arizona State University in Arizona

Deadline October 15, 2014
Date Posted August 26, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Arizona State University
School of Public Affairs
Economics Junior Faculty Search

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in economics at the Assistant Professor level. The School seeks an applied micro-economist with a strong commitment to policy-relevant research in such fields as labor, health, and education economics, as well as regulatory policy or economic development.

Applicants must demonstrate teaching interests in core areas of public policy, and should be willing to teach an advanced Doctoral seminar in economics as well as courses in quantitative methods and program evaluation. 

SPA, the #16 ranked program overall in public policy and administration and #2 in urban policy and management, has embarked upon a period of unprecedented growth as a strategically important element in ASUs emergence as a New American University. The School is home to a number of applied research centers that focus on areas such as science and technology policy, urban innovation, organizational design, and policy informatics. SPA faculty engage in highly productive research agendas and attract external funding from numerous national and international scientific agencies, foundations, and the private sector.

SPA offers Bachelor degrees in Urban and Metropolitan Studies and in Public Service and Public Policy, a Master of Public Policy (MPP), a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014. Please email to a single Adobe PDF file containing the following items:

  • cover letter describing the applicants research and teaching interests
  • CV
  • one writing sample

Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to the same email address.

Please direct all questions about the position to Chris Herbst, the Search Committee Chair, at For more information on ASU and SPA, please see

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or public policy at the time of appointment. The appointment begins in August 2015.

ASU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the School actively seeks and supports a diverse workforce. Please click here and here for information on ASUs Non-Discrimination and Title IX policies, respectively. Background check required prior to employment.


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