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Assistant Professor of Economics (12-190) & (12-191)

Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Economics

(12-190) & (12-191)

Department:

Economics and Management

Reports To: Department Chair
Prepared By:

Sang W. Kim

Prepared Date:

November 2011

Approved By: Carol Wuenschel
Approved Date:

November 2011

Summary

Under the general direction of the Economics and Management department chair, the department invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the assistant professor rank.  Successful candidates will teach six courses (three courses per semester) including principles, intermediate microeconomics, managerial economics (MBA) and elective courses.  A Ph.D. in economics is required, but ABD will be considered.  Candidates should have teaching experience and a familiarity with small, liberal arts colleges. 

Candidates with teaching/research interests in two or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Industrial Organization
  • Labor and Demographic Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Public Economics     
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Teaching/Facilitation

    • Teaches six courses (three courses per semester) including principles, intermediate microeconomics, managerial economics (MBA) and elective courses.
    • Demonstrate an ability or potential for quality teaching, scholarly research, and service.
    • Plans course syllabus and assignments for semester of study to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
    • Evaluates students' learning styles, interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable level of instruction and assignments.
    • Instructs students in course content and provides learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objectives.
    • Encourages class participation and provides assistance as appropriate to students in completing class assignments.  Manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning.
    • Critiques performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, to build thinking skills, to challenge students’ assumptions, and to reinforce concepts, which may include practical application of new skills.
    • Maintains regular office hours and contact with students as appropriate. Works with student to address problems and resolve issues.
    • Accompanies students on field trips or other off-campus learning opportunities as appropriate.
    • Determines grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class.  Provides appropriate documentation of grades to students and department as appropriate.
    • Other job-related duties as assigned.

    Research

    • Conducts field specific research to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities
    • Presents research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences  

    Service

    • Supports and participates in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
    • Supports the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
    • Acts as an active member of the Hood College community.

    Education and Experience

    A Ph.D. in economics is required, but ABD will be considered.  Candidates should have teaching experience and a familiarity with small, liberal arts colleges. 

    To Apply

    Qualified candidates may apply by sending a cover letter along with curriculum vita, graduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable), three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Applications should be emailed to econsearch@hood.edu addressed to Economics Search Committee.  Supporting materials such as recommendation letters and transcripts can be mailed to Economics Search Committee, Department of Economics and Management, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701.

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