Assistant Professor in Finance and Globalization at the University of California, Santa Barbara

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Application Deadline

Next review date: Monday, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description

The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The Department is looking for individuals with expertise in Finance in relation to Globalization.

Candidates will have expertise in the economics and politics of finance as it operates on a global scale. Candidates will study the globalization of finance and how finance has shaped globalization. Themes of particular interest include financial and sovereign debt crises; the effects of financialization on inequality, taxation, trade, the environment, and political institutions; and the connections between financial power and technology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students about how current and historical financial arrangements work in different settings, and how they shape interactions between the public and private spheres (including financial regulation and supervision), as well as between local, national, and global actors. The successful candidate must demonstrate capacity to guide graduate research involving multiple forms of quantitative data and analysis and to mentor across disciplinary lines.

A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding globalization as multidimensional, multi-level and historical processes. Global Studies involves social science and humanities approaches to analyze the social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic consequences of global flows, institutions, and processes. Global Studies scholarship is motivated by engagement with contemporary transnational social problems across multiple theoretical perspectives and methodologies.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an active research portfolio of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities.


  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in Political-Economy or a closely related field except the dissertation at the time of application.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter, including description of research interests, accomplishments and trajectory
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching AND/OR 1 undergraduate sample syllabus
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statements of Contributions to Diversity will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
  • Writing sample (25-30 pages maximum, excluding figures and tables)
  • 3-4 letters of reference required
    • Letters of reference will be read closely. We may contact your references if we require clarifications.

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