The Department of Economics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2018. Applicants should demonstrate potential for developing an active and innovative scholarly career in a liberal arts setting with teaching and research interests in the field of law and economics. As the College encourages and recognizes faculty research programs that lend themselves to collaborative engagement with its undergraduate students, preference will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate a potential for collaborative research with undergraduates. In addition to start-up funds, this position will also provide annual access to an endowed fund to further support professional activity.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to making contributions to the life of the department, interdisciplinary teaching and inquiry, and to the inclusion of diverse perspectives in scholarship and teaching. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department's commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the area of Economics. A Ph.D. in economics is required. Applicants who expect to complete their doctoral degrees prior to September 2018 will be fully considered.
St. Olaf College has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
The normal teaching load is six courses and four preparations per year. In addition to developing and offering elective courses in law and economics, the successful candidate will be expected to teach either intermediate microeconomic theory or statistics for economics as well as introductory courses in economics. There is also the opportunity to develop elective courses in the candidate's other fields and to teach in the college's many interdisciplinary programs.
A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position including how your current research and prior coursework fit within the field of law and economics;
A current curriculum vitae;
A writing sample;
A transcript (official or unofficial) showing graduate coursework towards the Ph.D. in economics;
A statement on teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experience you may have had (about two pages);
A statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a new St. Olaf faculty member and its potential for undergraduate collaboration (two to three pages);
The names and contact information for three professional references who can speak to your potential as a scholar and abilities in classroom teaching. Recommendation letters will be solicited from references directly by the search committee after an initial round of screening.
If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Dr. Anthony Becker, chair of the search committee at email@example.com .
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017. All complete applications received on or before December 1, 2017 will be fully considered for interviews at the ASSA meetings in January.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.
A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
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