Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Economics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor, Lecturer

Department 00135 - Economics Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2023


The Department of Economics invites applications for two career line-Lecturer positions at the Assistant Professor rank. The initial contract will be for the academic year 2023-2024, although it is expected to renew with subsequent appointments of longer duration, dependent upon performance, departmental needs, and budgetary approvals. In partnership with Salt Lake Community College ( SLCC ), the University of Utah is expanding course offerings at an instructional site in Herriman, Utah, located approximately 30 miles from main campus in Salt Lake City.

The successful candidates will have a teaching load of three undergraduate courses per semester (six courses per year). Preferred courses include Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics as well as certain electives such as Money & Banking, Labor Economics or International Economics, but could partially depend on the successful candidate’s expertise. The majority of classes will be scheduled in Herriman, though teaching responsibilities can include online and main campus classes. Strong preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to students with varied backgrounds. Responsibilities include effective coordination with department leadership, central administration, advising staff, Herriman faculty, and SLCC to best serve the Herriman student population. The successful candidate reports to and is evaluated by the Department of Economics at the University of Utah.

The Department of Economics has faculty members using diverse methodological approaches, and invites applicants with interests in any field. The successful candidates will embrace diversity and pluralism in the department and be committed to excellent teaching and advising at the undergraduate level.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval. A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. More information about the Department can be found at Review of applications will begin immediately, with initial online interviews expected by April 3, 2023. The position remains open until filled. To be considered, please submit a letter describing your interest and the relevance of your teaching and administrative experience for this position, your curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available) by March 15, 2023.

The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The Department of Economics is deeply committed to equity and social justice and strives to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups. We therefore actively seek to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity. The Department has a history of mentoring lecturers, and providing a supportive environment for attaining academic and professional goals and milestones.

CONTACT : Mickey Escamilla, Administrative Officer at Department of Economics, University of Utah, 260 South Central Campus Drive Room 4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9300 or

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see:

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/08/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00981CF

Type Faculty