Faculty and Graduate Students travel to San Diego for the annual AEA meeting

Job Market Candidates and faculty enjoyed a few days in the sun in early January at the American Economics Association’s annual meeting, this year held in San Diego. Job Market Candidates from around the country were able to interview for faculty positions from numerous universities, and our faculty interviewed candidates for the two open positions in the department.

The faculty recruitment committee reviewed all of the candidates for the open position for a full-time, tenure-track position in Macroeconomics at the rank of Assistant Professor. They selected 20 candidates from a pool of 335 applicants to be interviewed at the meeting. Whomever is selected will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as conduct independent research. The position is a full-time appointment with a 9-month service period (Sept 16-June 15) each year and an anticipated start date of September 2020.

The committee also met with candidates in consideration of the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position, depending upon experience. Faculty interviewed 21 candidates from a pool of 214 applicants. This is a full-time, non-tenure tracked appointment with a 9-month service period (September 16-June 15) each year and an anticipated start date of September 2020. 

University of Washington lecturers engage in teaching and service and participate in the intellectual life of the department. Duties for this position will include teaching large introductory courses in microeconomics and/or macroeconomics as well as advanced-level undergraduate courses.  Candidates will be expected to participate in the management of the undergraduate program.

In addition, the department hosted a Reception on Saturday evening in order to mingle with their colleagues and graduate students, as well as those from other Universities. A few local alumni even dropped in to visit with faculty they had not seen in some time.

Our department earned more bragging rights when Associate Professor Rachel Heath came in 2nd place in the Second Annual AEA 5K Run. Assistant Professor Alan Griffith came in 4th place at last year’s run.