The University of Texas at San Antonio
Department of Economics
Position: The Department of Economics at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2013, pending budget approval. The primary field for the position is microeconomics with the expectation that the person hired will be able to teach microeconomics at all levels, including the doctoral level, as well as mathematical economics at the graduate level. An additional field in health economics is desirable. Responsibilities include scholarly research and publication, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, active involvement in the College of Business Ph.D. program, the capacity to supervise Ph.D. dissertation research, and participation in university service.
- Required Qualifications: (1)Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Economics completed or expected to be completed by August 31, 2013. ABD candidates making suitable progress toward a Ph.D. will be considered, (2) potential to conduct or a record of high-quality scholarly research and other scholarly contributions that are consistent with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, (3) potential to succeed in teaching and professional service activities, (4) strong verbal and written communication skills, and (5) the ability and desire to work collegially with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Preferred Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the potential ability to perform scholarly research in microeconomics theory and its applications and the potential ability to teach both microeconomics and quantitative economics – as well as health economics, if possible – at all levels including the doctoral level.
Salary and Benefits: Salary and supporting start-up package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTSA offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System or the Optional Retirement System.
The University: The College of Business at UTSA is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation and is accredited by AACSB International. The college offers a variety of master’s programs as well as Ph.D. programs in six areas and ranks second in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics in the United States. UTSA is a comprehensive public metropolitan university serving approximately 30,000 students. It has the expressed goal of reaching a Tier 1 research status. San Antonio, which is located at the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country, offers the amenities of a major metropolitan area as well as a multicultural environment. With a population of over 1.3 million, San Antonio is within a few hours’ drive of Dallas, Houston, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mexican border.
The Department: The Department of Economics, which has 13 full-time faculty members, offers undergraduate B.A. and B.B.A. degrees, a graduate M.A. degree, and an MBA degree with a concentration in business economics, in addition to participating in the College of Business Ph.D. programs.
Application Procedure: Applicants must electronically submit: (a) a letter of application, (b) evidence of research and teaching accomplishments, (c) a vita, and (d) three current letters of recommendation. These items can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendation letters that cannot be uploaded may be mailed to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Economics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0633. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States. Review of complete application files will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Representatives of the department will be present at the January 2013 AEA/ASSA meetings in San Diego. For more information on the position, visit http://business.utsa.edu/research/fr_positions_available.aspx and choose “Department of Economics.” UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.