Assistant Professor, Microeconomics for Public Policy - Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Job Posted 2/6/2024
United States
Job Description

Assistant Professor, Microeconomics for Public Policy - Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Job no: 493997

Work type: Faculty Full-Time

Location: Denver, CO

Categories: Faculty

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the University of Denver seek candidates with teaching and research interests that apply microeconomic perspectives and methods to contemporary public policy issues such as public finance and budgeting, social policy, urban (or rural) economics and policy, economic development, or environmental and natural resource policy. Applicants with a PhD in any relevant social science discipline will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates equipped to teach cost-benefit analysis and other forms of economic and policy analysis at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Position Summary

The Korbel School is a leader in International Studies education and scholarship, serving a large undergraduate major, several MA degree programs, and a PhD program, as well as a BA in Public Policy and a Master of Public Policy degree. We are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and particularly seek candidates with research, teaching, service, and/or life experiences that can contribute to realizing that commitment. We encourage applications from candidates with non-traditional career paths and from international applicants.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant social science discipline by the date the position begins.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated research excellence via, for example, publications or successful grant applications.

  • Proven and successful teaching experience in microeconomics or public policy at the graduate or undergraduate levels.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by September 10, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Jack Donnelly (

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. CV

  3. Three Writing Samples

  4. One Course Syllabus

  5. Research Statement

  6. Teaching Statement

  7. No more than a two page Diversity Statement explaining as a faculty member, how the applicant would contribute to values and practices embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity

  8. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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