Assistant Professor of Economics

Location
Seguin, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Business and Economics to begin August 2018. We seek a colleague who is a gifted and dedicated educator, able to cover a wide array of courses in the economics major and the department’s finance specialization, with a commitment to working with colleagues within the department and across the university to both challenge and support majors from a diverse student body, and having research interests that can also provide opportunities for engagement with talented undergraduate students.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Ph.D. in economics or a sub-discipline of economics (ABD considered with assurance of completion no later than August 2018)
  • Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate economics and/or business students  at the introductory and advanced level in the classroom (or convincing intent to pursue same)  
  • Commitment to university/community service, business and community outreach, and continued professional development
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.

In our considerations, preference will be given to candidates committed to student engagement/active learning in the classroom, who also have 18 graduate hours in related other business or math/statistics disciplines; interest or experience leading study abroad experiences for students; teaching cross-disciplinary and/or freshman-experience courses; teaching in the TLU Honors Program; or teaching on-line or blended courses. 

The TLU Department of Business and Economics offers BBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Science in Data Analytics degrees, along with the BA in Economics and minors in business and economics. The department consistently has more than 300 majors (TLU student body =1330) and has grown consistently in the last decades. Information about the TLU Business and Economics Department is available at www.tlu.edu/business and www.tlu.edu/economics.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information consult our website at www.tlu.edu.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers).  Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.

In addition, in accordance with its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Texas Lutheran University is committed to serve a diverse community and promote the core values of equality, inclusion, social justice, freedom, and leadership through service.  Texas Lutheran University seeks applicants who understand the importance of diversity particularly as it pertains to Hispanic Serving Institutions.  We seek candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to enhance campus diversity in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. As part of your application file, please submit a statement that addresses your contributions to diversity and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.

Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. These letters may be from the list of professional references or from others. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to econsearch@tlu.edu or by mail to

Dr. Fernando A. Garza, Jr.

Chair, Department of Business/Economics

Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155 Phone: (830) 372-6056  

Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

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