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Assistant Professor of Economics

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Economics

The Davidson College Department of Economics invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professorships in microeconomics beginning July 1, 2019.  Both successful candidates will be expected to teach Introductory Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and/or other required courses as needed by the Department.  For both positions, favorable consideration will be given to the candidate’s willingness to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary graduation requirements such as the Justice, Equality and Community, or the writing requirements.

Position 1:  Industrial Organization

The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level Industrial Organization courses and direct student research in that area.  The successful candidate will demonstrate such interest and ability with at least one of the following: graduate coursework, passing a graduate field exam, research, or teaching experience in Industrial Organization.  


Position 2: Open-field Microeconomics

This successful candidate may have a primary area of interest in any microeconomic field.  The department would like to be able to expand its offerings in interdisciplinary areas such as Health Economics, Gender Economics, and/or Public Sector Economics. The successful candidate will demonstrate such interest and ability to do so with at least one of the following: graduate coursework, passing a graduate field exam, research, or teaching experience.

The annual teaching load is four courses in the first year only, and five courses thereafter. Travel and summer research funding are available.

Candidates should possess demonstrated teaching ability, outstanding academic qualifications, and an active research program. The Ph.D. degree should be in hand by July 1, 2019.

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, job market paper, graduate school transcript, and contact information of three professional referees.  Candidates must indicate in the cover letter to which position(s) the candidate is applying.  Candidates should discuss in their statement of teaching philosophy how they would fulfill the needs of a diverse student body through inclusive pedagogy.    Direct inquiries to: Fred Smith, Chair of the Search Committee (economics@davidson.edu).

Applications will close on November 15.  The department will interview candidates during the 2019 ASSA meetings in Atlanta.

A top-tier highly selective liberal arts college in Davidson, N.C., twenty miles from Charlotte, Davidson College has a low student-faculty ratio and a collegial atmosphere honoring teaching and academic excellence.   At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.





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