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Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Governors State University
Governors State University, IL, IL

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Governors State University’s AACSB accredited College of Business seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics beginning August 16, 2024. This is a 1-year, 12-month, appointment from August 2024 – August 2025. Visiting Assistant Professors will be appointed for a speci?c period of time. This temporary faculty position’s primary duties will emphasize teaching responsibilities in economics including undergraduate courses in microeconomics, managerial economics, and quantitative analysis for business, economics, and accounting students. Other classes may be assigned based on background and experience. This position is not tenure-track and not a part of the faculty bargaining unit.

The visiting professor position reports to the Accounting, Finance, MIS, & Economics Division Chair in the College of Business. Essential responsibilities including teaching 9 courses a year in economics across fall, spring and summer terms. Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references. Please visit the College of Business website for more information about the programs and courses offered for undergraduates and graduates.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area. GovState provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. Students bene?t from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful University Park, Illinois, campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

As a minority-serving institution and emerging Hispanic-serving institution, we encourage interested candidates with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills to apply for this or other open faculty positions. GovState is one of the most diverse universities in the region with a campus culture that values the contributions of every individual and works to ensure that every individual is successful. We are dedicated to building an even more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive workplace, acknowledging that our strength is derived from our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We welcome you to apply and envision how your talents, perspective, and purpose can align with our work.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • ABD's may be considered.
  • Teaching experience (or equivalent);
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching undergraduate business students;
  • Online teaching experience;
  • Scholarly Academic (SA) AACSB qualification status
Supplemental Information

Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For priority consideration, please submit complete application by June 3, 2024.


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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