Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Economics

Job description

Department Summary

The Department of Economics at the University of Denver offers both a graduate (M.A.) and an undergraduate program, where the latter allows students to major or minor in the discipline. As a department in the Division of Social Sciences, we offer some courses that are part of the University's Common Curriculum. We also service the Daniels College of Business given that all of its undergraduate students are required to take our introductory courses, and its International Business majors are required to take our course on International Economics.

Position Summary

The Department of Economics seeks to fill two Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor (VTAP) positions for the 201819 academic year that starts in September 2018. These are non-tenure track, one-year positions with the potential to extend for an additional year if need and funding are available. It is preferred that candidates have a PhD, but at least be ABD, in Economics. Candidates must show promise of excellent teaching ability at the undergraduate level.

Essential Functions

The VTAP teaches eight (8) courses in a three-quarter academic year. The possible variety of these courses are described in the ensuing section. Instructional activities typically take place in classrooms, although the VTAP is also expected to hold office hours in an office and meet with students who need help or otherwise have questions for her/him. There are also assignments, tests and exams to be graded, although in certain courses GTA or grader help may be provided. Occasionally, there may also be research projects (e.g., something arranged in the form of independent studies) that the VTAP is asked to supervise. The set of courses that the VTAP will be asked to teach is some combination, though not all, of (1) one or both of our introductory courses; (2) microeconomics at the intermediate level; (3) international economics; (4) something akin to an introductory level statistics course; (5) one or two economics-elective course at the intermediate level; and (6) a Common Curriculum course that will be taken by not just ECON-students.

The VTAP may also be asked to do some supervision of undergraduate research that results in research papers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy. Ability to cover some quantitative techniques at the intermediate level would also be desirable. Demonstrated ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically diverse populations.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in Economics.
  • One year of experience of being an instructor at the college/university level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Economics.
  • Two years of experience of teaching at the college/university level.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Friday, April 20, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Sample syllabi
  4. Sample of teaching evaluations (that include both written comments and summary of numerical scores)
  5. Statement on teaching philosophy that, among other things, indicates the candidate's experience/plan to integrate content and issues that relate to inclusive excellence
  6. Minimum of three letters of recommendation. Please ask recommends to send them as e-mail attachments

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 004821
Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable