Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:15

Job Position | Assistant Professor of Regional Economics




School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor

Regional Economics

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) in Regional Economics in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.  This is a full-time, mulit-year position with a nine-month service period. We seek a broadly-trained individual with a range of interests and excellent teaching and research potential.  The successful candidate will bring an expertise in applied microeconomics, quantitative methods, and applied policy analysis. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in issues of poverty, urbanization, land use, and regionally-based strategies for economic development. Proficiency with GIS is also preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research projects in the region, with the potential for innovative field-based coursework in collaboration with local policy makers. 

The position will mainly contribute to two majors: 1) Law and Policy, and 2) Politics, Philosophy and Economics. It will also contribute to other interdisciplinary majors in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the UW Tacoma campus.  The position begins September 16, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in economics, geography, or a related field.  

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation.  It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound.  Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting.  Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit:

  1. letter delineating your interest in and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program.  Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity, 
  2. statement describing your research interests,
  3. statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  5. an article-length writing sample,
  6. evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  7. three letters of reference. 

Submit all materials to  Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Mary Hanneman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email.  This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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