Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor of Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant

Department 00135 - Economics Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2023


The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of environmental, ecological, or resource economics at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a tenure track appointment in the Department of Economics, with a shared appointment in Environmental & Sustainability Studies ( ENVST ) (75%/25%).

Strong preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential and a solid understanding of the ethical aspects of environmental justice and inequality, although this need not be the focus of their research. Some preference will be given to candidates willing to engage, at some point in their future career and to some extent, with environmental concerns in Utah.

The Department of Economics has faculty members using diverse methodological approaches. The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program has interdisciplinary faculty with specialties across social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and geography/earth systems science. The successful candidate will embrace this diversity and be committed to excellent teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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 . More information on the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program can be found at .

Review of applications will begin immediately, with initial online interviews expected by the first week of December. Submit applications by December 1 at the latest to be considered for initial interviews, although, the position remains open until filled. To be considered, please submit a letter describing your interest and the relevance of your research agenda for this position, including how your work and other experiences contribute to the success of underrepresented students, your curriculum vitae, a sample of writing/research, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference.

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 untenured faculty 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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/23/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00908CF

Type Faculty