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Assistant Professor - Economics - #000372

Employer
Western Carolina University
Location
Cullowhee, NC

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Job Details

Posting Number:

FAC582P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/21931

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Economics - #000372

Department:

Econ, Mgt, Proj Mgt

Position Summary:

The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

Western Carolina University’s College of Business invites applications for a 9-month tenure track position in Economics beginning in August 2023 at the Assistant Professor level. Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline is required prior to commencement of employment. Teaching preferences include experience/interest in teaching Principles of Economics, Health Economics, and MBA courses. The College of Business (www.wcu.edu/cob) is AACSB accredited and has over 60 full-time faculty members. The review of applications will begin on or about November 1st, 2022 and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the economics discipline in providing students with the skills needed to address the challenges of contemporary business. A demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the college or university level is preferred. The expected teaching load is 18 semester hours per academic year. This position requires teaching face-to-face and online courses, advising, and service activities as designated by the school director. Some teaching assignments may be located at an instructional site in Asheville, N.C. Moreover, the successful candidate must be willing to meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding the College of Business faculty qualification as it relates to scholarship and publication.
Part of the UNC system, Western Carolina University is a comprehensive university with a student body of 12,000 located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and the Smoky Mountains, approximately 50 miles west of Asheville, NC, and 2.5 hours north of Atlanta, GA. With its mild climate, natural beauty, and dynamic culture, the quality of life in Western North Carolina is optimal. Faculty in the College of Business receive annual support for scholarly travel and professional development. Research collaboration and support is also available through the College of Business, the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs, and other internal sources.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or ABD in Economics or an appropriate business field is required.

Applicants who are ABD with a dissertation defense date and completing all degree requirements on or before August 15, 2023, will be considered.

The applicant must have completed 18 graduate credit hours in Economics from an AACSB-accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

An established record of scholarship in the field of Economics.

Teaching and/or research interests in Health Economics.Teaching experience at the graduate level.

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Number of Months Per Year:

9

Open Date:

09/29/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must submit the following documents online:
1) a letter of application, including specifics of experiences teaching face-to-face and online courses
2) curriculum vita
3) contact information for three professional references
4) copies of transcripts from graduate and terminal degree program(s) and
5) research statement

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Drew Carnes at [email protected] or 828-227-3544. Please do not email application materials as they will not be accepted for consideration.

Background/E-Verify:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE:

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Organization

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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Awards

Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Benefits

Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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