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Instructor of Economics

Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

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Job location: John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-19
Req: REQ11516
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Position Summary:

Instructor of Economics, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Instructor of Economics position, beginning in the Fall of 2022.

The WHC is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

The successful candidate will teach an average of 7 courses per academic year. Other major responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate senior honors theses, academic advising of the College’s business and economics students, and service on various college and university committees.

Preference will be given to candidates with a focus in applied microeconomics that will be relevant to business majors. Teaching load will include courses such as Intermediate Micro and Intermediate Macro, Environmental Economics, and Financial Economics. We also have an interest in the ability to teach one or more of the following courses: Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Economic History, and possibly a business course, such as Management, Marketing, or Accounting.

Candidates must submit evidence of teaching excellence (for example, student evaluations) at the undergraduate level and a PhD or ABD in Economics or a closely related Business discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates must demonstrate skills in understanding cultural differences; a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds; and passion about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Review of applications will begin in October 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 2, 2021 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kanybek Nur-tegin, at

The Wilkes Honors College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college within a state university, located in the tropical coastal town of Jupiter, FL, just minutes from the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, with easy access to premier dining, shopping, outdoors, and international travel hubs. FAU’s Jupiter campus is also home to two world-renowned research institutions, Scripps Florida and Max Planck. The College’s four-year curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and cross-disciplinary programs. Currently, the WHC enrolls about 690 honors students and has 42 full-time honors faculty members. As part of the University’s ambitious strategic plan, the WHC will increase the size of its student body and grow its faculty over the next five years. To learn more, please visit

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or ABD in Economics or a closely related Business field from an accredited institution by time of appointment required.

Must have evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Honors College


John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:

FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching performance.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
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