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Junior Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 14th, 2018
Last review date: March 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 29th, 2018
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.


Junior Specialist
The Program in Corporate Welfare Studies seeks to hire a Junior Specialist. The position is most suitable for a recent graduate with a B.A. degree in economics. The Economist would conduct some research of his or her own in the area of corporate welfare, assist faculty and Ph.D. students in their research, and would work on making the results of academic research known and comprehensible to a wider audience. He or she would also participate in organizing the summer research program.

The area of research is broadly defined as the causes and consequences of governmental policies that affect particular firms. Examples of related research supported by the Program include how regulations on airline pilot hours affect airline behavior, how the bailouts of banks deemed too large to fail affect different firms, conditions which make corruption especially likely, and how political pressures can affect the behavior of multinational firms.

The initial position will be for one year with the possibility of funding for an additional year. The annual pay is $50,000, plus benefits.

The successful candidate must possess a BA in Economics by the start of the appointment. Background in Industrial Organization, Political Economics, and Econometrics. Knowledge of U.S. political institutions, and U.S. data. Ability to work in a team.

Application procedure:
Completed applications must be submitted electronically through

All candidates are required to submit:
1) Cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
2) Curriculum Vitae (your most recently updated cv)
3) Statement of Contributions on Diversity – Statement addressing how past and potential
4) One research paper
5) Three reference letters submitted through https//

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

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