Job Description

The Department of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid invites applications to fill up to two tenure-track positions at the assistant-professor level beginning in September 2018. 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 sample of recent research, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should also state the names of two professors in our department that they feel closest to in terms of research interests. Applications should be sent via econjobmarket.org. If you encounter any problem with the application process, please contact our recruitment committee coordinators, Irma Clots-Figueras and Matthias Kredler.

Deadline and Selection Process

Applications must be received by November 20, 2017. Interviews will be conducted both at the ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia, and at the 42nd SAEe Simposio de Análisis Económico in Barcelona. Candidates planning to attend the latter should mention this in their application; special considerations will be given to such candidates. After the interviews, the Department will invite some candidates for campus visits and seminars.

IMPORTANT: Once the selection process for assistant-professor positions is finished, the Department expects to have openings for three-year visiting faculty, also starting in September 2018. The selection process for visiting positions is expected to start on March 15, 2018. Applicants for the assistant-professor positions who wish to be considered also for visiting positions are required to express their desire by e-mail during March 2018. NOTE: THIS YEAR WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE APPLICATIONS FOR VISITING POSITIONS.


The standard 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 are made for a number of reasons:

1. Faculty members on the tenure track (TT) are given a teaching reduction, so their typical load is about 100 teaching hours per year, further reductions being possible in the first TT year.

2. For non-tenured faculty, teaching reductions can be assigned to those who obtain research fellowships (such as Ramón y Cajal and Juan de la Cierva; for some information on these programs in English, click here).

3. For tenured faculty, teaching reductions are assigned every year based on the publication record of the previous three years. Some administrative duties are associated with further teaching reductions.

Undergraduate classes are on a semester schedule with 1.5 hours of class per week for a total of 13 weeks. The first semester begins in the beginning of September and ends in December. Exams take place in January. The second semester starts in the beginning of February and ends in mid-May, exams taking place immediately thereafter. Students who fail their exams in the regular exam period (February and May) are offered a second opportunity in late June.

Graduate classes are offered on a semester schedule with exams taking place soon after classes end. Apart from final exams, in the Master of Economic Analysis there is also a Qualifying Exam in early July that is necessary for admission into the Ph.D. program.


Master and Ph.D. classes are taught in English. Also research seminars are held exclusively in English.

Most undergraduate teaching is in Spanish. However, an increasing number of students enroll in our Bilingual Programs and receive all of their instruction in English. These undergraduate classes in English are reserved for new foreign faculty members to give them time to become accustomed to the language. There is no uniform deadline for being able to teach in Spanish. The transition is agreed upon on an individual basis and depends on the difficulty that the new faculty members might have with learning Spanish (i.e., mostly, depending on their native language).

The University offers Spanish courses to foreign students, researchers and professors; also the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas offers high-quality classes at affordable rates.

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. Our Ph.D. Program in Economics was launched 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.

How to get to campus

The Department of Economics is located on the Getafe Campus. Check here for information on how to get to the Campus. The Department is located in Building 15 in Calle Madrid.

Campus facilities

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 inter-library loans solves this problem.

The Getafe Campus has two student residence halls 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 agency, three cafeterias, a student store, three 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 on the faculty’s 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.

The Department has Regular Seminars and Workshops. The Departments of Business, Statistics, and Social Sciences also hold regular Seminars.

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 teams of faculty members from both Spanish and EU sources. New faculty members are normally ensured a soft landing by department research funding and by other faculty members in their area, providing them with initial travel and equipment funds. New faculty members are expected to file new research grant applications with the help of their colleagues.

There are several funding opportunities in Spain for junior researchers, both by the government (Juan de la Cierva, Ramon y Cajal programmes) and by private institutions (Fundación Ramón Areces, Fundación BBVA, etc.), that can provide further research funds and teaching reductions for TT faculty.

The Department of Economics has also received the Spanish "María de Maeztu" award of excellence that includes additional funds for general research activities, such as conference and seminar organization, which complements the grants obtained in competitive calls of the Ministry of Research and the university’s research programs.


Computer Facilities

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 Super-Computer (HP CONVEX-SPP2000, intended for working in batch mode).

The Graduate Program

The Department of Economics manages the Ph.D. Program in Economics.

For information on Departments in related areas we refer you to their official links: Department of Business Economics, Department of Statistics and Social Sciences.

About Madrid

Madrid SoftGuide and Timeout are the best online source in English we are aware of. They contain a lot of information on transport, accommodation, culture, entertainment, eating, shopping, and local classifieds that can give you a fair idea of life (and its cost) in Madrid. Another very good source in Spanish is GuiaDelOcio.

Where to live?

The basic choice to be made is: Downtown vs. suburbs. Madrid has an ample offer of both types of accommodations, both for rent and for sale. Since quality of apartments and houses is far from being uniform, it pays off to to dedicate some effort to search.

More Information

For more information you may refer to the University home page.















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U.Carlos III de Madrid
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Getafe (Spain)


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