Columbus, Georgia
Aug 17, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Turner College of Business at Columbus State University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Primary teaching area is Economics. The ability to teach a combination of undergraduate principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics is required. Secondary teaching area in statistics, quantitative methods, or global economics is desired. This position will have a 3-3 teaching load.

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in Economics from a fully accredited institution (ABDs near completion may be considered). Candidates must be willing to maintain an active research agenda. Evidence of teaching quality through references or other sources is required. Candidates must be committed to advising and mentoring students, quality teaching, and continued instructional and scholarly development. Columbus State University is focused on active learning and student engagement.

The Turner College of Business at Columbus State University is internationally accredited by AACSB International. Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world.  Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia:  the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University, visit our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Interest and Qualifications
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Samples of Research and Teaching Effectiveness

Other Required Documents

  • Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from individuals able to assess your qualifications for this position to:  Dr. Uma Sridharan, Chair and Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance, Phone: 706-507-8192;  Email:

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Uma Sridharan,  Chair and Professor,  Department of Accounting and Finance, Phone: 706-507-8192;  Email: