Assistant Professor in Microeconomics - 15676BR
Assistant Professor in Microeconomics
Candidates must specialize in the field of microeconomics and/or financial economics as a major field. Candidates must be able to teach microeconomics for undergraduate and graduate students, and should contribute to the broader university research environment. Given the specialization of the position, the successful candidate will be expected (1) to research and publish on topics involving microeconomics and/or financial economics, and (2) to develop and teach courses on these same topics. 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) institute, 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.
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.
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
- 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).
- A proven record or demonstrated potential for high quality research and publications
- Demonstrated potential to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Demonstrated potential to work in collaborative interdisciplinary environments.
Additional Candidate Instructions
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.
- 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.
- In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.