JOE - October 2012

St. Olaf College
Economics and Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Northfield, MN, USA
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
O1 -- Economic Development
O5 -- Economywide Country Studies
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Deadline Information: Candidates whose applications are complete by December 1, 2012 will be considered for interviews at the ASSA meetings in January.
Deadline Date: 00/2013

JOE ID Number: 201210_397458

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St. Olaf College invites applications for a tenure-track position with a joint appointment in the departments of economics and environmental studies beginning September 1, 2013. The successful candidate will have a teaching and research portfolio focused on economic development and the environment, and will teach courses and cultivate a research program in economic development and the economics of sustainability. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to teaching core economics courses in intermediate microeconomic theory or economic statistics, and who also are interested in developing courses that link economic development to such areas as food security, environmental sustainability, urban and regional planning, sustainable agricultural policies, climate change, and/or environmental security. Expertise in a geographical area (e.g. Africa, Asia, Latin and South America) is considered a plus. There is a 6-course per year teaching load assigned to this position, which is evenly divided between the two departments.

Applicants should demonstrate potential for developing an active and innovative scholarly career with teaching and research interests emphasizing the overlap between economic development and questions of sustainability. The College is particularly interested in encouraging faculty research programs that lend themselves to collaborative engagement with its undergraduate students. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, service, and research excellence in a liberal arts environment. PhD strongly preferred.

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.

More information about the College is available at its web site: Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Rebecca Judge, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057.
Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. These materials must be submitted online at: Candidates whose applications are complete by December 1, 2012 will be considered for interviews at the ASSA meetings in January.

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