Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Location
Asheville, NC
Posted
Mar 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
ECONOMICS - The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time visiting position to begin Fall 2018. An earned Master's degree in Economics or related field, or completion of at least 18 graduate hours in Economics, is required; candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant can expect to teach four 3 credit hour course sections each semester for a total of eight sections over the year. These courses will average 20-25 students each and will include principles of macroeconomics and introductory corporate finance. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to teach an additional course or courses in their field(s). Fields of particular interest include Economic History, Finance, Health Economics, Regional Economics, and Urban Economics. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.

UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for more than 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member's work.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives. We expect applicants to each write a 1-2 page Diversity Statement describing: (a) their experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c) their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses pedagogy in economics in the context of the liberal arts, a diversity statement (described above), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The applicant should provide names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Tatum, Chair of Economics, at rtatum@unca.edu.

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.An earned Master's degree in Economics or related field is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students, bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom, and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

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