Assistant Professor of Economics
Deadline for Applications is 12/12/2021
Code: 17736 Posted: 11/04/2021
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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Employment Type: Full Faculty
Reports To: The Assistant Professor of Economics will report to Economics Department Chair, the Associate Dean and Dean of CBEC
Essential Job Functions
The primary purpose of this tenure track assistant professor position is to 1) teach undergraduate courses (specifically, courses in economics principles, macroeconomics, monetary and financial economics, and international economics), 2) engage in economics research and scholarly activity, and 3) provide service to the Economics Department, the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, the University, the community, and the economics profession.
- Teach economics courses in face-to-face and online formats (courses include a one-semester economics principles survey course, principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macro theory, money and banking, financial institutions and markets, international economics, or other upper–level undergraduate courses as assigned by the department chair).
- Schedule and hold regular office hours.
- Conduct course assessments, provide student feedback, and assign student course grades.
- Mentor economics students.
- Conduct research and engage in scholarly work (publish in economics journals and present research at conferences).
- Provide service to the Economics Department, the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, the University, the community, and the economics profession.
- Attend departmental meetings and participate in department activities and events.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate online and face-to-face economics courses in a traditional university classroom equipped with a chalkboard/whiteboard and multimedia technology
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and staff verbally,in writing, and electronically (such as through email, Zoom, Webex, FaceTime, or other digital technologies)
- Ability to conduct 53-minute and 82-minute class sessions
- Ability to use learning management software (e.g., Canvas, D2L/BrightSpace, or Blackboard)
- Ability to use other course content development tools and resources (software and hardware)
- Knowledge and ability to conduct economic research and scholarly activities
- Ability to work in an office and meet with individual students
- Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to Departmental and University needs
- Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus, and community; ability to work with a laptop computer; and, ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences
- Equipment to be used on the job: laptop computer; printer; photocopier; classroom multimedia technology (e.g., data projector); and, communication technologies (e.g., telephone/voicemail)
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- Ph.D. in economics or a Ph.D. candidate in economics, i.e., “all but dissertation” (ABD) (ABD candidates will be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one year of date of hire.)
- Experience teaching undergraduate economics courses
- Research and scholarly activity
- Experience with learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, D2L/BrightSpace, or Blackboard)
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter (letter of application)
- Curriculum vitae (resumé)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Written sample of recent research
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of excellent teaching (e.g., student teaching evaluations if available)
- Unofficial transcripts
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday December 12th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 12/13/2021