CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Economics

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
Position Description

Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: Economics

Starting Date: Fall 2023

Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)

Location: San Marcos, California, UNITED STATES

JEL Classifications: I1 – Health; J – Labor and Demographic Economics

The Department of Economics at California State University San Marcos invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in either Health or Labor Economics. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in their specialization as well as Econometrics. The successful candidate will also maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the Department, College, and University through service.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,834 - $7,250 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Economics with specialization in Health Economics and/or Labor Economics, from an accredited university at the time of appointment for this position. 
  • Applicants with ABD status will be considered, but the applicant must possess a Ph.D. degree on the starting date. 
  • Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate economics courses including those in the applicant’s fields of specialization and Econometrics. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. 
  • Applicants must have an active research program in Health Economics and/or Labor Economics. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and commitment to teaching the department’s core curriculum. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong research potential in economics. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Application: All applications must include:

  • Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications and details economics course one is willing and able to teach. 
  • Curriculum vitae. 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy. 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching. 
  • Job market paper. 
  • Description of an innovative course one is willing to develop and teach. 
  • Three professional references. 


A review of applications will begin on November 14, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin Fall 2023.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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 Revised December 22, 2020, as a condition of employment.

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. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.


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