Employment in the Economics Department

The Economics Department has a selection of academic employment opportunities throughout the year.

Administrative Staff

We are currently recruiting for one academic assistant position.

Economics Academic Assistant – One Position

1. Economics Academic Assistant, Position #57929 (BLANK AST 3)

The economics academic assistant will provide support to faculty, academic and department affairs in a high-paced environment. This administrative position modality is fundamentally on-campus and reports directly to the department manager. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application for JOB ID #57929 on or by the deadline of September 5, 2023 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

To access the full job posting and apply for the position please click on the links below:

External Candidates

Internal Candidates Login to UCPath and apply via Recruitment Workcenter

Questions? Please contact Susan Leach (smleach@ucsc.edu)

Senate Faculty Positions

JPF01611 Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Applied Microeconomics

Applications are invited for a position in applied microeconomics at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. We welcome applications from candidates in all related fields within applied microeconomics. 

Applicants must apply through the UCSC Academic Recruit system. Applications completed on or by November 14, 2023 (11:59 pm PST) are ensured consideration by the search committee. UCSC is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability/Minority Employer.

A full description and application instructions may be found at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01611

We host two ongoing pools for qualified lecturers to fulfill shifting curricular needs of the department. Lecturer positions are excellent opportunities for part-time teaching. Applications must be submitted online through the UCSC Academic Recruit system. Links to the full job description and application site can be found below.

JPF01557: Lecturer in Economics, Business or Accounting

JPF01558: Lecturer for Disciplinary Communication Courses

Non-Senate Positions
Recruitments for other non-senate academic positions in the Economics Department are announced as the need arises. Please check back for updates.

The Economics Department has a few reader opportunities across the academic quarters. Readers are hourly positions whose function is to grade homework, quizzes and/or exams. We regularly hire students as readers to support Econ 197: Economic Rhetoric, Econ 104: Is There Truth in Numbers: The Role of Statistics in Economics and Econ 161A: Marketing, Econ 186: Math Methods for Economics Analysis, Econ 210B Math Methods for Economics Analysis (for incoming Ph.D. students). General qualifications for reader positions include a sound understanding of the subject matter often demonstrated by "A" grade level work in the course or an equivalent course (policy requires “at least a “B”), good academic standing; a commitment to punctual and reliable behavior; the ability to meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality.  For information about upcoming reader positions, please contact Department Assistant Leigh Faulk.

Tutors/Group Tutors
Occasionally, group tutors are hired on an ad hoc basis to support students in economics
courses to understand the course material by reviewing concepts or problems covered in class
or review sessions. General qualifications include a sound understanding of the course material
demonstrated by high achievement in the specific course and/or subsequent courses that build
on the course, the ability to explain concepts, and present information in small groups and one-
on-one settings; good academic standing; a commitment to punctual and reliable behavior;
ability to maintain confidentiality. For information about upcoming tutoring positions, please
contact Department Assistant Leigh Faulk.

Teaching Assistants
Teaching assistant (TA) positions are available each academic quarter for graduate students in good academic standing to support economics curriculum. TA positions are excellent employment opportunities for graduate students interested in a teaching career and mastering the subject of the course. TA duties vary based on the needs of the course and faculty supervisor, but generally include leading sections, grading homework, quizzes and exams, holding office hours and proctoring exams.  We normally do not have additional TA positions for non-economics students. Please contact the Economics Graduate Programs Coordinator for more information.

Student Office Worker
Student office worker recruitment typically begins at the start of the fall quarter and again in spring quarter through UC Santa Cruz's ER system.