Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Economics

Employer
Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Professional Fields, Business & Management, Social Sciences, Economics

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-17
Req: R0003852
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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Economics at Wake Forest University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position. This is a permanent position, with an initial and renewable two-year appointment. The teaching load is three courses each semester. The successful candidate will regularly teach Introduction to Economics and Intermediate Microeconomics and will have the opportunity to teach electives, as well. As a collegiate university dedicated to the Teacher-Scholar model, we are looking for candidates committed to the deeply engaged teaching of undergraduate students.

The economics department at Wake Forest is one of the most popular majors in the college and our students are both bright and engaged. Our faculty are committed to strong connections with students both through teaching and research, and we oversee a number of active student clubs such as Women in Economics. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with undergraduate enrollment of 5100. Wake Forest is ranked 27th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report. For facts about the University, see http://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/.

The Department of Economics values diversity and has a multitude of current initiatives focused on increasing both diversity and inclusion among our majors and faculty. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and those with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. We Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and a sample course syllabus. Applicants should submit at least 3 letters of recommendation, all of which should provide an assessment of teaching ability and successes. Applications must be submitted to JOE using the included link (https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2021-02_111467338&). For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2021. For further questions about the position, please contact Department Chair Amanda Griffith, at griffial@wfu.edu.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Organization

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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