Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics


Job No:


Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:UAA Coll of Bus & Public Policy


Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants


Position Summary:

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Department of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seek to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor joint appointment in economics to conduct research relevant to the ISER mission in the area of regional economics, economic geography, and/or public finance, with an emphasis on state and local economies. ISER is the social science and public policy research institute for the University of Alaska system, with a 60-year history of high-quality research and public service. ISER researchers are multidisciplinary faculty and research professionals who collaborate with communities and agencies across the state and other arctic areas to promote data-informed decision-making. Federal, state, local, and tribal public officials, leaders of private businesses and non-governmental organizations, and the media regularly call upon ISER researchers for insight into legislative and regulatory issues impacting the people and economy of Alaska.



10Teach up to one class per semester. Courses could include offerings in the Department of Economics, or other areas aligned with the candidate's experience and expertise.Essential 20Communicate the policy implications of their research to government officials, industry and non-profit sector representatives, the media, and the general public.Essential 20Disseminate their research through peer-reviewed journals and ISER's research publications.Essential 50Develop a highly visible research program relevant to the ISER mission, including the acquisition of external funding.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Demonstrate strong empirical research skills, including expertise in data acquisition and management, generation and testing of hypotheses, applied statistical methods and quantitative model building, as well as the ability to design empirical investigations to evaluate public policies and programs.

2. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, teaching ability, the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and the ability to develop research proposals and to successfully lead and complete research projects.


Typical Experience:

Experience in regional economic modeling, using techniques such as econometric modeling, location analysis, input output analysis, and/or CGE modeling is preferred.


Required Education or Training:

Ph.D. in economics, agricultural economics, or closely related field. Ph.D. Candidates with expected degree completion by August 2023 will be considered.


Salary Information:


This is a full-time, 19.5-month, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Candidates must submit:


• A cover letter addressing:

• General educational background and experience.

• Interest in, and experience conducting economic research to address economic and policy issues relevant to Alaska.

• Experience in outreach to elected officials, representatives of government agencies, the business community, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

• Any other relevant training and experience.

• Curriculum vitae.

• A writing sample demonstrating the ability to conduct rigorous empirical economic research and effectively communicate results.

• A graduate school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial review but final transcripts must be provided before a final decision is made).

• Diversity Statement (for reference, the UAA Diversity Statement can be found here

• Teaching Statement (including teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available).

• Names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants must also arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the Job Openings for Economists website ( At least one letter of reference must attest to completion of PhD prior to August 2023.


For more information about this position, how to apply, or working at ISER, contact Professor Mary Kopriva, 907-786-5422,


The review process for applications will be begin on December 1, 2022. To ensure your application is reviewed please apply by 11:55pm AKST on November 30, 2022.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


Applications Close: Open until filled


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Anchorage, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23