Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Summer Session 2021, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

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Temp Lecturer Recruitment

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis, seeks temporary instructors to teach in a wide range of fields each academic year.

Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Economics. Salary is based on ability and experience. Anyone interested in applying should submit their application online. We will only be accepting applications online. Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and evidence of teaching ability and/or two letters of reference. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for future temporary openings. However, for first consideration for the 2020-21academic year, please submit your application by April 1, 2020. Only completed files will be reviewed.

The service periods for each quarter of instruction are as follows:

Fall Quarter 2020– September 28, 2020 – December 18, 2020

Winter Quarter 2021 – January 4, 2021 – March 19, 2021

Spring Quarter 2021 – March 25, 2021 – June 10, 2021

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Economics are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

CONTACT: Chair, Department of Economics, University of California - Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8578 ( Applications will be accepted online only at