Assistant Professor Department of Economics 24-49

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Dec 08, 2023
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance

Job Description


Assistant Professor Department of Economics 24-49

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Economics

Faculty Hire Number: #24-49

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23,2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $110,000 to $116,000 (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.

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 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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The Department of Economics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach Macroeconomics and have research interests in Macroeconomics.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in the assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the Nazarian College of Business and Economics and the Department of Economics. 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.

Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a Ph.D., from an accredited institution, in Economics or a related discipline by the time of appointment (Fall 2024)
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field of Macroeconomics
  • Have experience teaching undergraduate-level Macroeconomics classes as an instructor or teaching assistant
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CSUN's goal of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence showing the capacity to develop and sustain a research program that will result in peer-reviewed publications
  • A record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching ability
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin January 5, 2024. 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. The statement should include a well-articulated plan for helping foster equity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates are encouraged to submit these materials through the American Economic Association's Job Openings for Economists (JOE) portal ( Alternatively, candidates may apply using the CSUN online application at, where detailed information on the hiring process can also be found. In later stages 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 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 (" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">

Electronic submission of all application material through the Job Openings for Economists 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.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the economics department at 818-677-2462.

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