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Job ID: Assistant Professor, Urban Economics, 5.19
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Date Posted:
August 16, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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San Francisco State University, Department of Economics offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Economics beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include urban economics and econometrics with intersections in environment, energy, transportation or laws and regulations. Preference will be given to candidates using spatial econometrics, geospatial analysis, and/or innovative data analytics techniques used to answer policy-relevant questions. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

The Economics Department at San Francisco State was founded in 1947 and strives to prepare our students, through high quality teaching and research, to be engaged and informed citizens, and to contribute productively in their careers using knowledge learned during their study of Economics. To further strengthen the department’s emphasis on applied policy research, we seek to hire a specialist in the field of urban economics using spatial econometrics, geospatial analysis, and/or innovative data analytics techniques to answer policy-relevant questions in the preferred sub-fields of environment, energy, transportation, or laws and regulations.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in the fields of Urban Economics and Econometrics, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at [link to department website].

•Ph.D. in Economics with major fields in Urban Economics and Econometrics. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.

•Experience in university level teaching.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students

•Record of teaching contributions in the areas of Urban Economics, Econometrics and related sub-fields.
•Active record of scholarship related to environment, energy, transportation or laws and regulations, using spatial econometrics, geospatial analysis, and/or innovative data analytics techniques, evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
•Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Submit letter of intent/interest including a description of why you are interested in teaching and research at San Francisco State University, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Economics Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, job market paper, graduate transcript, summary of teaching evaluations and three reference letters.

Please apply and submit all materials online at Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. The closing date for applications is November 22, 2019.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.