The Department of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, invites applications to fill up to three tenure track positions at the assistant professor level beginning in September 2016. Candidates should have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate by this date. The Department is interested in applicants with the capability to publish in leading journals and to provide high-quality teaching. We welcome applications from all areas of economics.
Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a statement about language skills, a sample of recent research and three letters of recommendation, and should be sent preferably via econjobmarket or by e-mail (hard copies of the letters of recommendation will also be accepted) to the following e-mail address:
If for some reason e-mail application is not possible, the candidates should submit their material to:
Deadline and Selection Process
Applications must be received by November 30, 2015. Interviews will be conducted both at the ASSA Meetings in San Francisco, and at the XXXIX SAEe Simposio de Análisis Económico in Girona. Candidates planning to attend the latter should mention this in their cover letter; special considerations will be given to such candidates. After the interviews, the Departament will invite some candidates for campus visits and seminars.
IMPORTANT: Once the review of candidates for assistant professor position is finished, the Department expects to have openings for one or two year visiting faculty beginning in September 2016. Visiting position review is expected to start on March 15, 2016. Applicants for the assistant professor positions who wish to be considered also for visiting positions are required to express their desire by e-mail no earlier than March 15, 2016.
The normal teaching load is 7 sections per year (about 140 teaching hours, possibly repeating some courses in different sections or providing tutorial support to some theory groups), but special arrangements can be made for a number of reasons:
1. New faculty members are normally given a teaching reduction, so their typical teaching load is about 100 teaching hours per year, being possible to get further reductions in the first TT year.
2. Teaching reductions can be assigned to non-tenured faculty members who obtain research fellowships (such as Ramon y Cajal, Juan de la Cierva).
3. Teaching reductions are competitively assigned every year based on the publication record of the previous three years for tenured faculty.
Undergraduate classes are on a Semester system with a 1.5 hours of class per week for a total of 13 weeks. The first Semester begins at the beginning of September and ends before the end of December with exams taking place in January. The second Semester begins at the beginning of February and ends in mid May, with exams taking place immediately thereafter. Students who fail their exams in the regular exam sessions (February and May) are offered a second opportunity in late June.
Graduate classes are offered on a Semester basis with exams taking place soon after classes end. Apart from final exams, there is also a Qualifying Exam in early July, for Phd admissions.
Most undergraduate teaching is in Spanish, but an incresaing number of students enroll in the Bilingual Program and receive all of their instruction in English. These classes are reserved for new foreign faculty members to give them time to become accustomed with the language. There is no uniform deadline for being able to teach in Spanish. This is normally agreed upon on an individual basis, and depending on the difficulty that the new faculty members might have with learning Spanish (i.e., mostly, depending on their native language).
All Master and Ph.D. classes are in English.
About the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a public University that was founded in 1989. Undergraduate economics teaching started in 1990 and the Ph.D. Program in Economics in 1991. You can visit the information for foreign students at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid page to find additional information.
The University has four Campuses. The Department of Economics is located in the Getafe Campus along with all Social Sciences and Law Faculties. Professional Masters are located in campus Puerta de Toledo in Madrid downtown.
How to get to campus
The Department of Economics is located at the Getafe Campus. Look here for information on how to get to the Campus. The Department is located in building 15 on Calle Madrid
The Getafe Campus hosts the Social Sciences Library, which is well organized (access to databases is available through Internet) and offers a complete selection of professional journals. Being a new library, the stock of (especially, old) books and old issues of professional journals is somewhat restricted, but the option of interlibrary loans solves this problem.
Getafe Campus has two student residences which are occasionally used for Faculty accommodation (there are 10 relatively small one-bedroom apartments). It also has a Sports Center where a number of activities are organized.
Other facilities include a Bank branch, a travel agent, 3 cafeterias, a student store, 3 copy centers and a small clinic.
The Department of Economics
Since its beginning, the Department of Economics has been distinguished by its international character. At the moment, faculty members represent 11 different nationalities. Some useful information about the history and perspectives of the department can be found here.
An indication of faculty backgrounds and research interests, including selected recent publications, can be obtained in the personal webpages. The list also contains e-mail and telephone numbers of all faculty members, and you should feel free to contact any of them for additional information.
Faculty members have been very active in the last few years in organizing international conferences which received generous funding from Spanish and EU sources. The Department frequently hosts Visiting Professors from all over the world.
Support for research
Research funds are usually obtained by groups of Faculty members applying for both Spanish and EU grants. New faculty members are normally ensured a soft landing by other faculty members in their same area, who provide them with some initial travel funds. New faculty members are expected to file new research grant applications with the help of their colleagues. This informal and unstructured process has worked well until now.
There are several funding opportunities in Spain for junior researchers, organized by the government (Juan de la Cierva, Ramon y Cajal programmes) or private institutions (Ramon Areces Foundation, BBVA, etc.), that can provide further research funds and teaching reductions for TT faculty.
Every faculty member is equipped with a computer (PC or Mac, depending on individual preferences) that is connected to nearby laser printers, but most faculty members have printers in their own offices. Faculty requests of individual software purchases are subject to budget constraints but have normally been fulfilled.
The Department of Economics can also provide access to a number of work stations (HP700, organized in a cluster and equipped with statistical software) and to a SuperComputer (HP CONVEX-SPP2000, intended for working in batch mode).
The Graduate Program
The Department of Economics manages the Ph.D. Program in Economics.
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Where to live?
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