Assistant Professor in Econometrics - 15659BR

Assistant Professor in Econometrics

Department: 
Economics
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Department of Economics at the University of Kansas invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Econometrics. This position includes the endowed appointment of Oswald Scholar, which provides research support and a discretionary fund. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2020.

Candidates must specialize in the field of econometrics. Given the specialization of the position, the successful candidate will be expected to: (1) conduct research and publish in econometrics, and (2) develop and teach econometrics courses for undergraduate and graduate students, and (3) should contribute to the broader university research environment. On these points, the University seeks candidates who present evidence of the potential for high quality research and highly effective teaching. Moreover, the successful candidate will be expected to direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on Departmental, College, and University committees.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The University of Kansas is committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of KU to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community, which lies close to Kansas City.

The successful candidate will need appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.

Job Description

40% - TEACHING: Teach a combination of required and elective Economics courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate level. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. Participate in the academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in the research advising of students including serving as a dissertation/thesis director and professional mentor for students.

40% - RESEARCH: Conduct and publish research (quantity, quality, significance, and impact) commensurate with an AAU institution. Research, write, and publish in area of specialty in peer reviewed journals/books. Maintain an active and productive research program. Attend and present findings at professional conferences.

20% - SERVICE: Serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees and actively contribute to the workings of the University community. Participate in professional service.

Collegiality:
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Required Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in Economics (or a similar field) from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2020)
  2. A proven record or demonstrated potential for high quality research and publications.
  3. Demonstrated potential to teach effectively at both undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses.
  4. Demonstrated potential to work in collaborative interdisciplinary environments

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; one research sample; evidence of effective teaching (e.g. teaching portfolio and course evaluations); 1 page research statement; 1 page teaching statement; and the names, email and contact information for three references. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Zongwi Cai
caiz@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

15-Nov-2019

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2020

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
15659BR
Department:
Economics
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
15-Nov-2019