JOE - December 2011

University of Akron
Assistant Professor
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Akron, OH, USA
JEL Classification: R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Economics
Keywords: higher education, college, university, cartography
Deadline Information: Open until filled.

JOE ID Number: 201112_396619

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The University of Akron seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor for a joint position between economics and geography with tenure being determined by the Department of Economics. The Department of Economics offers both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in economics.

Candidates completing their PhD degree in economics or in a related field by August 23, 2012, will be considered for the position. The successful applicant is required to have a primary field in any area of Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Economics, and have skills in Geographic Information Systems. Preference will be given to candidates with skills in cartography with additional consideration being given to candidates with econometrics skills.

Applicants must show a record of excellence in teaching, good communication skills, and evidence of high potential for significant research publishable in quality journals. Candidates with potential for success in achieving external funding will be preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include: (i) introductory and intermediate courses in economics; (ii) Urban Geography and Economic Geography; and (iii) undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include engaging in scholarly activity, advising students, assisting in curriculum development, and participating in other departmental activities as assigned by the department chair. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and expertise.
Application Instructions:

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: Requisition number: 006970. To insure full consideration, candidates should submit their information to the department by December 11, 2011. Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA meetings in Chicago, IL.

The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

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