Assistant Professor of Economics
Job Description Summary
Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Saint Leo enrolls students at the traditional University Campus, at more than 40 education centers and offices, and through SLU Worldwide. University-wide, Saint Leo enrolls students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 86 countries. Saint Leo University ranks as one of the nation's leading providers of higher education for active duty military and veterans, and it is a nationally recognized leader in online education.
The Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach Economics courses at our centers in the Virginia Peninsula region and online.
This is a twelve (12) month, year round, full-time faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level with eight (8) weeks release time to be determined in consultation with the department chair and center director.
An exceptional candidate possessing a doctorate degree with experience may be considered at the Associate level.
Review of candidate materials begins immediately for anticipated start date of July 2018.
In addition to curriculum vitae, the following documents are required for consideration. Please upload documents in the second step of the application packet process:
- Values Statement
- Teaching Philosophy
- Cover Letter
- Transcripts - see special instructions
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3
- Student Evaluations (six classes minimum)
- Three letters of recommendation (all should be professional references and at least one from a recent superior) If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, "Recommendations will be sent independently." Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below.
- Values statement (500 words or less)
- Teaching philosophy (500 words or less), which highlights how your teaching and administrative philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University
- Official transcripts (including WES evaluation if from an international university)
- Student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).
This position is pending final budgetary approval for the 2017-2018 academic year.
*Official transcripts for Master, Graduate, and Doctorate degrees are required to complete your application packet and are to be issued directly to Saint Leo University from the respective education institution.*
Transcripts that are "Issued to Student" or issued to another institution are not accepted.
Digital and/or electronic transcripts cannot be accepted at this time.
A certified evaluation and translation is required for foreign transcripts from World Education Services (WES). Expenses for official transcripts are the responsibility of the applicant.
Please have transcripts and certified evaluations mailed to:
Saint Leo University
Academic Affairs MC 2006
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, Florida 33574
The faculty member will be required to:
- Teach 8 classes per year;
- Advise students;
- Assess, assist, and guide online adjunct Economics faculty under the direction of the department chair;
- Engage in curriculum development;
- Support recruiting efforts;
- Demonstrate professional development (e.g., scholarly research);
- Undertake community service in keeping with the school's Benedictine values;
- Teach on-ground, online; and
- Teach undergraduate and graduate classes.
- Be able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
- Demonstrate the ability to use discipline-related computer programs.
A Master's Degree in Economics from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach Economics courses per accreditation guidelines (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Economics) to be considered at the Instructor level.
Must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. University will not sponsor.
A Doctorate degree in Economics from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Economics required to be considered at the Assistant level.
Each year from 2012 to 2016, Saint Leo University was named one of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times .
The Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay program was created by the Tampa Bay Times and WorkplaceDynamics. The companies in this survey were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.
One of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida
One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.
We are traditional, but we are cutting edge
Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence-ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report
Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.
We are Catholic, but we are for everyone
Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries-ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States. Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society.