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W A Franke College of Business Regular/Temporary:
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The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Economics to begin August 2022. We seek a dynamic scholar to provide high quality instruction and develop an active research program commensurate with the requirements of an AACSB accredited business school,
Individuals are expected to teach a 3/3 load and will provide instruction in support of major degree areas along with courses in their area of specialization. NAU was recently designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS) by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with a diverse student body is critical for faculty success. Candidates will also have an opportunity to support professional degree initiatives in the economics of healthcare risk and policy. Faculty in the FCB maintain active research programs and conduct interdisciplinary, community-oriented projects with a number of units on campus. To better support community and business adaptation to climate change related impacts, the following areas of research are of particular interest: integrated ecosystem assessment, climate change and community development, risk management in multi-hazard environments, and environmental hazards and community health outcomes.
- Doctorate in Economics, Applied Economics, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution (or internationally accredited institution); ABDs will be considered but will be appointed at the rank of instructor until the degree is conferred. The doctorate must be completed within one year of the date of hire.
- Demonstrated teaching experience in relevant economics courses.
- Evidence of community outreach or community based projects in underserved communities.
- Research activities for qualification as a “Scholarly Academic” per AACSB and FCB Conditions of “Scholarly Activities."
- Demonstrated excellence in working, teaching and communicating with diverse constituencies.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching with one or more year(s) teaching experience (or the equivalent in accumulated part-time teaching).
- Demonstrated success and a continuing commitment to publication of scholarly work and grant procurement with interdisciplinary teams.
A non-Ph.D. granting college, the FCB is a leading AACSB-accredited provider of business education. The FCB educational experience is characterized by high levels of faculty-student interaction. The college offers undergraduate and graduate education, and has enrollments of approximately 3,600 students. The FCB is known for preparing outstanding, motivated professionals who are often first generation college students.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
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Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605738, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) recent teaching evaluations (4) current working paper or recently published “job talk” manuscript; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Any questions about the position should be addressed to Kay Pinto, Executive Assistant of The W. A. Franke College of Business, 928-523-7343, [email protected].
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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