JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Augustana University

Social Sciences
Government and International Affairs
The Nef Family Chair of Political Economy

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466468
Date Posted: 02/01/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: The Nef Family Chair of Political Economy
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H0 -- General
L0 -- General
P0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) invites applications for an endowed chair in political economy. The Rudy & Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy will advance the study of market economies and representative democracies, both within the campus community and in the region. This tenure-track faculty position will be housed in the Government and International Affairs Department. The Nef Family Chair will draw on a breadth of research and extensive teaching experience to contribute recognized scholarship and enthusiastic, effective instruction to the University’s offerings in economics, political science, public policy, and business.

We seek an outstanding teacher/scholar who reflects the foundational relevance of economic analysis in the design and administration of public policies, and who speaks authoritatively to the role of free markets, localized decision making and competition in a free society. The Nef Family Chair will offer a range of foundational and upper-level courses in the Government and Economics Departments. Foundational courses will include Microeconomics and Comparative Politics. Upper-level courses could focus on areas such as Comparative/International Political Economy, Comparative/International Politics, and Policy Analysis, but a successful candidate must offer a course focused on capitalist economic systems. The Nef Family Chair will also provide collaborative and creative leadership in partnership with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Additional responsibilities will include student advising, student research mentorship, and planning and facilitating public symposia relevant to the scholar’s teaching and research. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate. A doctorate is required. Compensation, rank and length of tenure track will be commensurate with experience. The starting date for this 12-month appointment is August, 2021. Screening will begin February 19 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be expected to present an engaging topic as part of the interview process.

Located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana University has, for more than 160 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community, and service. The institution continues to expand its pre-professional and graduate offerings, while remaining true to its liberal arts tradition. Guided by the Viking Bold: Journey to 2030 strategic plan, Augustana seeks to grow its enrollment from just over 1,900 students to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Procedure:
Please send a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; Augustana University employment application; statement of commitment to diversity; statement of teaching philosophy; addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references; and unofficial transcripts electronically to Human Resources at humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2021
Reference Instructions:
Please submit reference letters to huamnresources@augie.edu.
Application Instructions:
Application Procedure:
Please send a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; Augustana University employment application; statement of commitment to diversity; statement of teaching philosophy; addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references; and unofficial transcripts electronically to Human Resources at humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.