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Visiting Assistant Professor Economics

Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA, 30319

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Job Location: Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA

Position Type: Full-Time Faculty

Job Category: Education


The Q. William Hammack School of Business (HSB) at Oglethorpe University invites applications for a two full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics positions beginning fall 2023, pending budgetary approval. A Visiting Assistant Professor typically teaches four courses per semester on a ten-month contract. Each position is for a one-year appointment.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a liberal arts college that unites a close-knit campus community with the big city culture and opportunities of Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls over 1,400 students, representing 33 states and 31 countries. Oglethorpe University is committed to having a workforce which reflects the diversity of the students we serve. Recently, the university has made strides in advancing our commitment to institutional diversity, including the hiring of a Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and establishing a university-wide diversity taskforce.

The Hammack School of Business offers majors in the areas of accounting, business administration, economics, human resource management, and management along with a minor in nonprofit management. Over 25% of all Oglethorpe undergraduates select a major within the HSB, making it one of the largest academic units on campus.


Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in economics from an AACSB accredited university or international equivalent institution is required. ADB candidates will be considered. Teaching experience is preferred.

High quality teaching is the expectation at Oglethorpe. The ideal candidate will be able to actively engage a diverse classroom of students using pedagogical techniques and methods appropriate for a teaching oriented liberal arts college. Both candidates should be prepared to teach multiple sections of traditional undergraduate principles courses (microeconomics and macroeconomics), which may include an evening course. As a sabbatical replacement, we are looking for a candidate who has the necessary background to teach a section of Intermediate Macroeconomics. The other opening will include teaching a section of an MBA-level Economics for Decision-Makers course for Oglethorpes new evening MBA program.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, please address all the qualifications stated above and also provide evidence of a commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2023.


Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to more than 1350 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 31 countries.

Renowned for the groundbreaking Oglethorpe Core, Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Students connect theory and practice with the help of Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.

Oglethorpe is in an unprecedented era of growth and innovation, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic entrepreneurial partnerships and programs. In 2018, Oglethorpe launched Flagship 50, a groundbreaking merit tuition scholarship program that matches all 50 states’ flagship tuition for qualified students. The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges named Oglethorpe one of only 20 “Best Buy Schools” in the nation and the only one in Georgia for the third year in a row.

This year marks the opening of the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation and the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. Oglethorpe received a $50 million gift commitment, the largest in its history, from alumnus Bill Hammack ’73 to establish the new school of business. 

In the past five years, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with six state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s study abroad venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint, with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, Paris, and Rome.

Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.


Oglethorpe is ideally located in the newly-formed city of Brookhaven, an inner suburb of Atlanta recently cited as the safest city in the metro area and one of the most popular destinations for singles and families alike. The campus is situated on Atlanta’s famous Peachtree Road, less than a mile from the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe University MARTA station and easily accessed from all major interstates. The university is just minutes from Atlanta’s best shopping and dining.

Brookhaven boasts a variety of living options from large historic homes, mid-century bungalows, and newly-constructed homes, townhomes and apartments, including a new luxury rental apartment complex on Oglethorpe’s campus. Residents enjoy an extensive and growing system of parks and walking trails, nature preserves, annual festivals, and top-notch public and private schools.

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