Assistant Professor of Economics
The Department of Economics, Business, and Finance at Lake Forest College anticipates filling one tenure-track position beginning fall 2020. We invite applications at the assistant or associate level, though candidates at the associate level must demonstrate a proven record of teaching excellence and mentorship of undergraduate students. Successful applicants must be able to teach Intermediate Macroeconomics, contribute to the department’s core and elective curriculum, and advise senior theses and independent student projects in macroeconomics. The ability to teach classes in finance, international trade, globalization, and/or health would be valuable but is not required. An ability to contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary International Relations program and its First-Year Studies curriculum would also be valued. The teaching load is 3-3, though the number of annual preps is usually held to four. A fully-funded one-semester research sabbatical is available after successful completion of the third-year review. Faculty at Lake Forest College are expected to develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications, and mentoring students in research is desired. The position requires a Ph.D. in economics. Research in any field is acceptable. Interested applicants can learn more about the department at www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/economics/.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
All completed applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration for an interview. A completed application includes a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, original research paper, documentation of teaching experience and evaluations, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference sent under separate cover. Email submission materials with PDF attachments to [email protected].