International Studies – Assistant Professor (AA19809)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA19809

Position Details

The Jackson School of International Studies seeks an economist for a tenure track assistant professorship specializing on the Chinese economy to begin in September of 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the Chinese economy as well as other courses in international and China studies. This individual will be expected to have a firm grasp of the historical and institutional development of the economy of the PRC, as well as the broader development of the PRC, and will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research on the Chinese economy using Chinese languages.

The Jackson School is an interdisciplinary department, housing many of the University of Washington’s area studies programs. Most courses taught are not mathematical or quantitative.  Our students are interested in large questions of development, international trade, international finance, international investment, sustainability, and the environment; the successful candidate for this position would be expected to teach to these broad general interests.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Jackson School faculty teach four courses per academic year over three quarters.


Application Instructions

Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in economics or a related field by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit the following:

– CV

– Examples of their work on the Chinese economy

– A personal statement discussing their research agenda and teaching interests

– Teaching evaluations

– Course syllabi on the Chinese economy and/or the broad themes mentioned above, if available

– Three letters of recommendation

Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2016. Materials should be submitted to:

For questions, please contact:


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.