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Assistant Professor, Economics

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Alma College
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Alma, MI

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Assistant Professor, Economics

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Economics

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months

DEPARTMENT: Economics

Summary: The Economics Department at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the start date.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses in Economics, including the following: Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Econometrics, and Behavioral Economics, as well as topical and interdisciplinary courses that will serve our newly revised general education curriculum. An ability to teach Finance and related classes in our new Financial Economics major is also highly useful. Commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will engage students in research and academic advising. Typical teaching load is six units per year. Additionally, the department is beginning a curricular redesign and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to this process. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. prior to the start date.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program and scholarship agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the scientific community are supported.

The Economics Department:

The Economics department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our curriculum gives students a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied quantitative Economics. Our graduates are ready for professional careers, graduate school, and law school. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022 and continue until filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment and demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness; a research statement; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

Bob Cunningham

Chair, Department of Economics

C/O Necalli Torres, [email protected]

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduate and graduate students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.

Story published on October 13, 2022 Last modified on Nov. 22nd at 3:47pm by Becky Graham.

Organization

Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.

Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.

Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Our Academic Mission

Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.

Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.

More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.

Our Community

Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.

College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.

Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 22 varsity sports.

For more information

Employment: 

http://www.alma.edu/offices/human-resources/job-openings/

Social media links:

http://www.facebook.com/almacollege

http://www.youtube.com/user/almacollege

http://twitter.com/almacollege

Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce

http://www.gratiot.org/1/295/index.asp

City of Alma

http://www.ci.alma.mi.us/1/307/index.asp

Alma Public Schools

http://www.almaschools.net

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