Assistant Professor of Economics/Econometrics (506647)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


The Economics Area of the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research and teaching focus in Applied Microeconomics/Macroeconomics and Econometrics whose empirical research addresses inequality, discrimination, environmental justice, health disparities and related themes. Successful candidates will teach both undergraduate and graduate (Master's) level classes in econometrics and other field courses of interest, maintain an active research agenda, provide service to the university, and contribute to our community.

Cal Poly is located on the central coast of California, in San Luis Obispo, an area with an outstanding quality of life. Cal Poly's Learn By Doing ethos results in a vibrant, dynamic campus culture. The Wall Street Journal ranked Cal Poly as California's top Public-Master's University and the Economics Area offers a STEM-certified Master's program with a cutting edge curriculum. Active, engaged scholarship is particularly important within the culture of the accredited Orfalea College of Business.

  • A completed Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Economics or a closely related field from an accredited institution awarded by the start of the appointment (Fall 2022)
  • A strong research record and pipeline with a research agenda that reflects a commitment to questions and topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Commitment to exemplary teaching and the use of inclusive teaching practices that address equity in the classroom
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required


Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups of students, as well as to candidates who can contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, and/or discipline.


The person holding this position is 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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

The 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 search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to

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.


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) a sample research paper, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5) a diversity statement. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.

Applications received by December 16 are guaranteed full consideration. This position is open until filled.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Jacqueline Doremus, Search Committee Chair, at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map