Assistant Professor, Career Track - PEMS

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Political Economy & Moral Sci

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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Political Economy and Moral Science at the University of Arizona invites candidates for a Career Track, non-tenure eligible, Assistant Professor in the undergrad BA Program, beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate major and minor in Political Economy and Moral Science. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester (60%), perform service responsibilities (30%) and do research (10%), Additional duties may be assigned such as serving on committees and other duties that are undertaken by Department faculty.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching (60%) - Teach three courses per semester in the Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. These could include PPEL 101: Ethics, Economy and Entrepreneurship; PPEL 205: The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation; PPEL 150:Capitalism and Socialism; and PPEL 320: Classics in Political Economy.
  • Service (30%) - Coordinate the Global Program, assist the Undergraduate and Graduate Director, assist in ongoing and future departmental projects, attend meetings, etc.
  • Research (10%) - Research responsibilities include publishing in the PPE area, especially research complementary with the teaching responsibilities, and that can enhance the teaching by bringing cutting-edge debates and ideas into the classroom.
  • Additional Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD prior to appointment.
  • Area of Concentration in any of the following: PPE; political economy; political philosophy; ethics; political and economic institutions; comparative institutions; history of economic thought; public economics.

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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

General questions can be directed to Political Economy and Moral Science Department Head, Vlad Tarko at [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants should include the following material: Cover letter, Full CV, Teaching statement, Teaching evaluations, Two references who will submit letters by email (letters will be requested only for the finalists).

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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