Assistant Professor in Economics, Tenure-Track (2 Positions)

University of North Carolina Asheville in North Carolina

Deadline October 15, 2014
Date Posted June 26, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Assistant Professor in Economics, Tenure-Track (2 Positions)

JEL Classification: 00 Default: Any Field

Keywords: Behavioral Economics, Corporate Finance, Ecological Economics, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics of Race and Gender, Empirical Macroeconomics, Health Economics, International Economics, Law and Economics, Public Economics, Research Methods; Multiple Positions

Deadline Date: October 15, 2014

The Economics Department seeks two broadly trained economists who have a passion for innovative undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. We will consider candidates who possess an interest in applied and interdisciplinary work; conducting research with undergraduates; mentoring undergraduate research; and maintaining an active pedagogical and research practice that meaningfully incorporates writing across the curriculum, critical thinking, and other core attributes of the liberal arts experience. The preferred candidate will be committed to maintaining an active research agenda and to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

We invite applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning academic year 2015-16. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Economics or related fields, though advanced ABDs will be considered. Successful applicants can expect to teach four 3 credit hour course sections each semester for a total of eight sections over the year. These courses will average 20-25 students each and will include multiple sections of principles of macroeconomics and/or microeconomics. Candidates willing and able to teach introductory corporate finance and/or econometrics will be especially attractive. In addition, our new colleagues will teach applied courses in their desired field(s). We are particularly seeking candidates who have an interest in the following fields: behavioral economics, ecological economics, economic history, economics of race and gender, empirical macroeconomics, health economics, international economics, law and economics, public economics, and/or research methods.

UNC Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, is the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, committed to quality student-centered teaching, student-teacher interaction, and mentoring of students in undergraduate scholarship and service, within an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its liberal arts mission. Candidates with a strong interest in contributing to the University’s efforts in diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Liberal arts experience as a student and/or teacher is especially desirable, as is an interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, the Humanities program, International Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. A Ph.D. in Economics or related fields is required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates should prepare a vision statement articulating how their specific teaching and research aspirations will contribute to the future of our department, specifically how these activities will engage undergraduates, the campus and broader community. In addition, please send an application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of post-secondary transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of teaching evaluations, a recent sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation (at least one should focus on teaching effectiveness and at least one should address expected date of degree completion) to Screening of applicants will begin immediately.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students, applicants, or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. If you have questions, you may contact Dr. Leah Greden Mathews at

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