Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in economic thought and political economy to begin Fall 2021.  Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate in economics whose research and teaching focuses on the intersection of economic thought and political economy. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year (July 1-June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the program.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the SCETL undergraduate program in civic and economic thought and leadership and will teach courses in political economy, philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), and possibly the history of economic thought, in support of the program. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours per week to participate in the activities of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, especially the development of the PPE Certificate for undergraduate students, and the Center’s development of research and programs available to both ASU and the wider community.

SCETL is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service contributes to the ASU Charter, to our mission of inclusive excellence in the humanities and social sciences, and to serving a diverse student body and community.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Required qualification:  candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics, or a field relevant to this position by time of appointment. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree.

Desired qualifications: evidence of achievement and promise in research and writing in economics, economic thought, and political economy; a demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses relevant to political economy and economics via various modes of delivery (ex. classroom, hybrid and online).  


Applications Instructions:

For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically to by submitting the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in research and teaching; and 3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Application review process will begin May 25th, 2021. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at


A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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