Skip to main content

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: September 15th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Riverside, Department of Economics invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching beginning July 1, 2022. This position is equivalent in level to other Assistant Professor positions, but with emphasis placed on excellence in teaching and instruction-related activities. Appointment requires: (1) The demonstration and maintenance of teaching excellence, (2) Professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity (research in pedagogy and/or economics) and (3) University and public service. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching, and they must have a Ph.D. by the start of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants. The appointed candidate will have some teaching responsibilities in the department’s future master’s program in Economics. An Assistant Professor of Teaching is a member of the academic senate and has a current teaching workload of six quarter classes per year. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Assistant Professors of Teaching are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching, although this can occur earlier. The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional and/or scholarly activities, and service.

Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by November 15th, 2021 will be given full consideration. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of reference that are uploaded through the AP Recruit System. Samples of research work are welcome but not required.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01451.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems.)

The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students (http://diversity.ucr.edu/).

Riverside is located approximately 55 miles east of Los Angeles and west of Palm Springs. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments. It boasts a fully accredited childcare facility and maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs.

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Matthew Lang Department of Economics, at matthew.lang@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. by the start of appointment

Preferred qualifications

A proven record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants.

UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of Recommendation.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01451

Help contact: matthew.lang@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA