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Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Economy of Development

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Jackson School of International Studies

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Economy of Development

Position Details

Position Description

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Economy of Development. This is a non-tenure-track position with a 9-month (mid-September through mid-June) service period. The initial appointment, with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2024, will be for 3 years with the possibility of renewal. Teaching Professors are eligible for promotion and sabbatical and are voting members of the faculty.

The Jackson School [JSIS] seeks an outstanding teacher to introduce core concepts of economics to non-economics majors and to teach more specialized courses in areas such as the political economy of international development, global trade and finance, international political economy, and related fields.  This position emphasizes teaching, but the successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the intellectual life of our area studies in programs and centers.  

 JSIS offers interdisciplinary degrees at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels, focusing on global, regional, national, and thematic issues. The successful applicant will be expected to explain core economic concepts to students in ways that demonstrate both the advantages and limitations of applying pure economic reasoning to complex realities.   

The Jackson School brings a distinctive intellectual lens to questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We model socially inclusive approaches to addressing practical problems in the world today through applied research opportunities that connect students to grassroots communities, policy communities, and transnational actors. We train students to work inclusively and to understand the significance of linguistic, religious, and cultural literacy. Our work de-centers U.S.-centric conceptions of the world and confronts the historical legacies of colonialism as well as inequalities within and between nation-states.  Our vision of public engagement has a strong emphasis on equity, justice, human rights, and respect for the histories and knowledge of diverse peoples and places across national borders.

 This position will be expected to engage in teaching and pedagogical innovation and will teach two courses per quarter during the academic year (six courses total). University faculty participate in teaching, scholarship, and service. The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion for this position will give the greatest weight to teaching.

 Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $7,800-$10,200 on a 9-month basis ($70,200-$91,800 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.



A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.  Doctoral degree need not be in economics, but applicants must demonstrate strong competencies in economics through advanced degrees in related fields or through practice


Applicants must submit the following documents via Interfolio:

  •           A Letter of application that speaks to your teaching and research in this area
  •          CV
  •          A statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, especially in relation to teaching (2 pages maximum)
  •          A teaching statement that includes how you approach teaching and mentoring; the courses you’ve taught; your formal and informal mentoring experiences and successes; a summary of your teaching evaluations; and any teaching or mentoring recommendations or awards (2 pages maximum)
  •          Contact Information for three references 

The position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before December 31, 2023. For questions regarding this search, please contact 



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