Assistant Professorship in Ecological Economics – Utah, US

Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Deadline: December 1st, 2022 (position open until filled)
Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES

The Economics department at the University of Utah in the USA has a job opening at the assistant professor level for someone working in Ecological Economics.


Candidates must apply via the official University of Utah application system.

More information

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).

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. Candidates willing to engage, at some point in their future career and to some extent, with environmental concerns in Utah will be regarded favorably.

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

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 at

The University of Utah

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.

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:


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 mickey.escamilla[at]