Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sep 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




IRIS Position #: 20024839 and 20000780


Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

The Department of Finance and Economics in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics positions beginning August 2018.

Successful candidates must be academically qualified to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate microeconomics courses, including intermediate microeconomics theory or undergraduate econometrics, and at least two microeconomics subfields.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Economics (or closely-related field) or be in the ABD stage of their doctoral studies, with expected completion of the Ph.D. prior to their start date. In addition to excellent communication skills, applicants must be able to provide instruction in a variety of modalities, including online.  Faculty members at UTC are expected to teach nine credit hours per semester, conduct research leading to quality refereed journal publications, and engage in service activities related to the department, the College, and the University, including efforts to engage and retain students, mentor student clubs, and connect UTC with the business community in Chattanooga.  

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before November 1, 2017. For consideration, a complete application must include: a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, a job market paper, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names, titles, and contact information for three reference letters. Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The College of Business at UTC is AACSB accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serves approximately 2,000 students, and has a collegial faculty. The College of Business is the college of choice for students throughout the southern Tennessee and north Georgia regions. We strive for our students to be Academically Prepared and Business World Ready. This high-quality, competitive program offers students many unique benefits: a state of the art Finance & Economics Lab with 10 Bloomberg terminals, integrated classroom and technology-based experiential learning and internships, a Student Success Center with dedicated career advisors, business world-inspired curriculum design, industry speakers and field trips, including annual trips to the Federal Reserve and Wall Street. Students manage over $1 million through the SMILE Fund and two other portfolios. Faculty are supported with faculty development and summer research grants, and have access to major databases through WRDS.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.