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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant Professor - Economics - #000372Department:
Econ, Mgt, Proj MgtAbout WCU:
Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America’s Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system’s westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU’s main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation’s most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences – many of which are offered free of charge.Position Summary:
The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus. Carnegie statement:
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.
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.Preferred Qualifications:
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.
An established record of scholarship in the field of Economics.Position Type:
Teaching and/or research interests in Health Economics.Teaching experience at the graduate level.
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
09/29/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE.Background/E-Verify:
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.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
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.
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. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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.