Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics

This position is closed.

The School of Information and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, seek applicants at the rank of full professor to apply for the Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics — a joint position between the two units — at 100% time to commence academic year 2013–14.

We seek a distinguished scholar and teacher with a research focus on information economics, broadly defined. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of publication in top-ranked economics journals. She or he will also have demonstrated the ability to elaborate the implications of their research, and findings from the field of information economics, for professional graduate students in the School of Information, for undergraduates, and for Ph.D. students in economics.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in economics or a related discipline, required at the time of application. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references by January 31, 2013. We will notify applicants prior to contacting their references.

Applicants should submit their materials electronically to the following URL:


All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html

If sending by mail, please contact dean@ischool.berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For more information see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/

Last updated:

October 16, 2015