Assistant Professor of Economics and Oswald Scholar - 12863BR

Assistant Professor of Economics and Oswald Scholar

University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Economics Department at the University of Kansas is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin as early as August 18, 2019. Candidates should possess a strong emphasis in macroeconomics as a major field. Candidates must be able to teach macroeconomics for undergraduate and graduate students, and should contribute to broader university research environment. This position includes the endowed appointment of Oswald Scholar, which provides research support and a discretionary fund.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives. Women, minorities and candidates, who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including diversity of scholarly approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

KU is a Research 1 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 must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins

Job Description


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.

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.

Required Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in Economics from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2019).
  2. Demonstrated potential for high quality research
  3. Demonstrated potential to teach effectively both undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses
  4. Demonstrated potential to work in collaborative interdisciplinary environments.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes the following materials:
  1. Cover letter describing your previous work and education experiences as well as your demonstrated commitment in working with diverse groups;
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement and/or samples
  4. Teaching statement that also addresses your commitment/approach in the use or development of implementing inclusive teaching/advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials
  5. Proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations or teaching portfolio),
  6. Contact information (e-mail and telephone) for 3 references, collected in the Reference Section of the online application, who can be contacted for letters of recommendation at the time of interview

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, please apply before the review date. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Information to Applicants

Prof. Stanislavova, Chair
Economics Department
University of Kansas
1460 Jayhawk Blvd. Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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