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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Economics (2 Positions) - #22-39

Last Updated: 10/16/22

Job Description

Department: Economics

Faculty Hire Number: 22-39

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (2 Positions)

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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The department of Economics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor. These two positions will involve teaching undergraduate Business and Economic students and MBA level students. To earn promotion and tenure, faculty are required to engage in research that results in refereed publications and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to effective teaching and service to the university. Faculty engaged in research and publication are normally provided reassigned time to support their professional activities. At the time of appointment, candidates must meet current AACSB International standards for classification as Scholarly Academic (SA) and must continue to maintain this classification throughout their tenure.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

A successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline by the time of appointment (Fall 2022)
  • Have research interests in one or more of the following fields: Industrial Organization, Economic History, Behavioral Economics, Monetary Economics, or Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Have experience teaching undergraduate-level economics classes as an instructor or teaching assistant
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CSUN’s goal of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority will be given to candidates with:

  • A record of publication and the capacity to develop and sustain a research program that will result in peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching ability and experience working with a diverse student population

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of scholarship. In addition, applicants must submit a statement that explains how diversity has influenced their teaching and research. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit these materials through the American Economic Association's JOE portal ( In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

Inquiries and applications can be addressed to:

Kent Hymel

Chair, Economics Department Search and Screen Committee

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330-8374 (

Electronic submission of all application material through the Job Openings for Economics (JOE) portal is preferred.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

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Northridge, California, United States