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Faculty - Assistant Professor in Applied Microeconomics (Public May Apply)

Code: 13716 Posted: 11/15/2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Microeconomics, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Primary responsibilities of this tenure track assistant professor position are teaching undergraduate courses (specifically principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, and courses in applied microeconomics), engaging in research and creative activity in economics, and providing service to the Economics Department, the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, the University, community, and the economics profession.  The teaching load of this position is 24 credits annually (a 4/4 load is the norm).  Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim academic sessions may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the Economics Department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Ph.D. in economics or a Ph.D. candidate in economics, i.e., “all but dissertation” (ABD). ABD will be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one-year of date of hire.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Research and scholarly activity
  • Experience teaching college level economics courses

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching courses in applied microeconomics (industrial organization and public policy, quantitative economics and data analytics, health economics, and urban economics) and willingness to teach online economics courses and develop new courses
  • Experience with course management software (e.g., Desire2Learn, Canvas, or Blackboard)
  • Teaching experience with multicultural populations
  • Experience with community–based learning and high-impact pedagogies
  • Willingness to engage in research that enhances student learning and research in which undergraduate students can participate

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching:

  • Teach economics courses in principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, industrial organization and public policy, quantitative economics and data analytics, health economics, urban economics, or other upper–level undergraduate courses as assigned by the department chair
  • Schedule and hold regular office hours
  • Conduct course assessments and provide student feedback
  • Assign student course grades
  • Advise economics students

Scholarly Research:

  • Conduct research and engage in scholarly work
  • Publish in economics journals and present research at conferences
  • Perform consulting type activities

Service:

  • Provide service to the Economics Department, CBEC, the University, the community, and the economics profession
  • Attend departmental meetings and assist with department activities and events

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to teach both online economics courses and face-to-face economics courses in a traditional university classroom equipped with a chalkboard/whiteboard and multimedia technology
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and staff verbally, electronically (via email, Skype, or FaceTime), and in writing
  • Ability to conduct 53–minute and 82–minute class sessions
  • Ability to use course management software (e.g., Desire2Learn or Canvas)
  • Ability to use other course content development tools and resources (software and hardware)
  • 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)

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications received by 11:59 PM December 31, 2017, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13716"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Professor in Applied Microeconomics"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A written sample of recent research
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of excellent teaching (e.g. student teaching evaluations if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s 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.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW 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/

 

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Janet Palenik

Contact Phone: 262-595-2314

Contact Email: palenik@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345