Assistant Teaching Professor - Economics

Job Details

Job no: 517028
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Economics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Dec 13 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for one full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to start in the Fall of 2023. Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and high-quality service to the Department. This position is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment of Associate Teaching Professor following six consecutive years of excellent performance evaluations. Associate Teaching Professors may be promoted to Full Teaching Professors after completing six years of excellent performance as Associate Teaching Professor.

The teaching load will be three courses per semester. Service responsibilities are expected to be equivalent to one course per semester. This is not a research position.

Teaching responsibilities will consist of teaching existing courses at the undergraduate level, including introductory classes (principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, and statistics 1). The successful candidate is a committed teacher who is able to teach both introductory classes and some elective courses. The department offers a B.A. in Economics and it recently started a B.S. in Quantitative Economics. The department intends to grow its number of majors. The successful candidate will be able to recruit students to the major teaching introductory classes and developing new classes to both attract students and enrich the current offering (here is the current list of courses:

The department seeks to foster the inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups in the discipline of Economics.

The candidate is expected to contribute a substantial amount of service to the department. Examples of service activities are: advising undergraduate students, enriching activities for current majors (Econ club, Fed Challenge, supervising internships etc.), outreach both within and outside the University (organization of events, outreach to high-schools and community colleges, developing connections with community partners etc.).

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a highly ranked research university, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston. The Economics department is part of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The department currently has 11 full-time faculty. For more information about the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the department, please visit Employees at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have access to a wide range of benefits, including among other, health insurance, and retirement plans ( The position is covered by just cause protection after a teaching professor has been employed at the University as a faculty member beyond year six.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. Women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals who were first-generation college students, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • At the time of the application, applicants must already hold a doctoral degree in Economics together with a minimum of three years of experience with college/university-level teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a full-time position
  • Experience in teaching macroeconomics and/or software classes (e.g. R, Python, Matlab)
  • Ability to teach large sections of introductory classes
  • Ability to work with underrepresented students to promote their inclusion in the Economics discipline
  • Demonstrated interest in implementing new teaching methods in economics
  • Experience teaching in a large public university

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV (current)
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations for at least the last two years of teaching.
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our online portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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