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Assistant Professor/Economics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Each applicant is required to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) Cover Letter (2) Curriculum vitae (3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student evaluations and statement of teaching philosophy) (4) As other document, writing/research sample (job market paper) (5) Three letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover to sou.econ.search@gmail.com. Please ask recommenders to put applicant’s surname in the subject line. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553. This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00094
Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Economics
Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is required to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents:

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student evaluations and statement of teaching philosophy)
(4) As other document, writing/research sample (job market paper)
(5) Three letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover to sou.econ.search@gmail.com. Please ask recommenders to put applicant’s surname in the subject line.

If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

Southern Oregon University
Human Resource Services
Churchill Hall, Room 159
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Appointment Basis 9 months
FTE 1.0
Department Economics
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $57,327 (Base $56,510 @ 1.0 FTE, CIP $817, YIR 1 Asst Prof, CBA Table 12C)
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Economics program at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have expertise in applied microeconomics. We especially encourage applications from teacher-scholars whose work will have local and regional application. Preferred fields of specialization are Healthcare Economics, Sustainability, or the Political Economy of Migration, Race, Gender, or Inequality. Interest in Heterodox Economics also preferred. Teaching assignments will include Principles of Economics (both micro and macro), Intermediate Microeconomics, and at least one applied microeconomics field. Candidates should demonstrate both interest in and ability to collaborate on student, faculty, and community-based research initiatives in at least one applied area.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

• A doctoral degree in Economics or closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Applicants with ABD status may be considered.
• Ability to teach microeconomics and macroeconomics at the introductory level, microeconomics at the intermediate (undergraduate) level, and one or more applied microeconomics fields.
• Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly or applied research program.
• Experience teaching in a face-to-face classroom environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Interest in and familiarity with Heterodox approaches to Economics.
• Demonstrated experience or interest in applied community-based research.
• Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following fields: Healthcare Economics, Sustainability, or the Political Economy of Migration, Race, Gender, or Inequality.
• Demonstrated experience teaching as the sole instructor at the college level.
• Experience teaching intermediate microeconomics.
• Ability to contribute to inter-disciplinary programs and programs outside of Economics.
• Experience mentoring undergraduate research.

Physical Demands

Regular teaching activities may include standing, sitting, working at a computer, and lecturing.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 10/25/2017
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
11/30/2017
Closing Date
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2018
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email hrs@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6774

Job Duties

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. What is the highest degree you have earned?
    • None
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents