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Assistant Professor, Economics

Employer
University of Northern Iowa
Location
Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Economics seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Economics, starting in August 2024. This successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in microeconomics on a regular basis. Additional teaching responsibilities, depending on expertise, may include statistics, principles of macroeconomics, and quantitative courses that contribute to the business analytics curricula. The department is open to candidates with a variety of micro-focused research agendas, areas of specialization, and methodological approaches. Especially welcome are candidates who can bridge the gap between theory and practice, bring global perspectives to their teaching and research, and convey the importance of economics in a business environment. Applicants seeking a balance in teaching and research responsibilities will find a collegial work environment. In-person, on-campus teaching and regular office hours are required. Depending on demand and expertise, teaching responsibilities may also include a limited number of online courses.

 

The Wilson College of Business (business.uni.edu) is AACSB-accredited and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in five departments (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship) along with MBA and MAcc degrees. The Wilson College has 50 full-time faculty and 53 staff and enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. The Wilson College is recognized as a "Best Business School" by The Princeton Review, listed among U.S. News & World Report's top part-time MBA programs, and as a Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools. The Wilson College has a strong international presence, developing strategic alliances with several international business schools. The Wilson College has successfully maintained its tradition of teaching excellence while raising its scholarly profile, secured alternative sources of funding, and established a distinct strategic identity. The Wilson College boasts a significant economic outreach unit, Business & Community Services, engaging faculty and students, annually working in all 99 counties, and actively contributing to Iowa's economic vitality. All Wilson College faculty and staff are expected to contribute to a professional and respectful work environment within the College and the University.

 

The Department of Economics consists of 7 faculty members and around 60 undergraduate students majoring in the department. The department has a history of teaching excellence evidenced by the active engagement of our students. Faculty are committed to high-quality scholarship, are recognized in their fields, and support Wilson College's commitment to the teacher/scholar model. The department is known for its collegial and supportive environment in both scholarship and teaching, with opportunities for department seminars and collaboration. Our faculty are actively engaged and committed to the growth and continuous improvement of the Economics program in a collective, team-oriented effort to foster the success of its students.

 

Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.

 

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB-accredited doctoral program. Economics ABDs are welcome to apply with an expected degree completion date by August 1, 2024.

 

Required qualifications include a proven record of excellence in teaching; background in applied microeconomics; demonstrated ability to produce publishable research in economics journals; and demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous stand-alone teaching experience; a demonstrated ability to contribute to the business analytics curriculum; proficiency in analytics software such as R, SAS, Tableau, and/or Python; evidence of ability to create an engaged and applied classroom environment; and evidence of ability to advance the academic, professional, and personal success of students

Applications received by February 9th, 2024 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Bryce Kanago at 319-273-2951 or Bryce.Kanago@uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks required.

 

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

 

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About UNI

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News and World Report has continuously ranked UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.

The university's attractive size, nearly 12,000 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. In addition to offering an exceptional undergraduate education, UNI provides a number of distinctive master's, specialist and doctoral programs. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres.

Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education create a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.

Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine and performing arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports. Fans can see all UNI teams in action in the McLeod Center, UNI-Dome, West Gym and other campus complexes.

For more information, visit www.uni.edu.

Community

The University of Northern Iowa is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. It was named a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The metropolitan community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls and Waterloo are friendly, affordable communities located approximately 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information, visit our Community Information page.

Employee Benefits

The University of Northern Iowa believes that our employees are our most valuable resource. We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the demands of each individual's life at work as well as at home. Employees are encouraged to participate in any or all of our benefit programs.

The benefits staff at the University of Northern Iowa manages the comprehensive benefits package, available to all eligible employees of the university. Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. The university currently offers health, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible-spending accounts and retirement plans as core benefits to eligible employees. In addition, the university also provides other benefits and services to help enhance employees' quality of life.

Company info
Telephone
319-273-2503
Location
027 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls
IA
50614
US

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