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February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Harvey Mudd College

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Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466594
Date Posted: 02/23/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Claremont, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
Environmental Economics
Development Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Visiting Assistant Professor:
Environmental Economics or Development Economics
Harvey Mudd College

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College—a highly selective member of the Claremont Colleges, offering majors in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics—seeks applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Development Economics or Environmental Economics. The nine-month full-time position runs from August 15, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

The primary qualification is a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and demonstrated excellence and innovation in the classroom. The successful candidate will teach a total of five semester-long courses – two in the fall and three in the spring – including at least one introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics course and four other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise in consultation with the department.

Development economics: Course topics might include global poverty, economic growth, agriculture, trade policy, rural development, microfinance, international finance, economic institutions, or political economy.

Environmental economics: Course topics could include the economics of energy, natural resources and the environment, climate change mitigation, market-based regulatory tools, land use, REDD+, property rights, inter-generational equity, or other themes.

The ideal candidate will have already designed and taught at least two distinct courses as the faculty instructor of record. A Ph.D. in economics must be completed by June 1, 2021.

The HSA Department offers a broad-based liberal arts program with considerable interaction among faculty representing about fourteen disciplines. We do not have an economics department or economics majors, although there are ample opportunities for interaction with economics faculty and students from the other Claremont Colleges, which are a short walking distance from the Harvey Mudd campus.

We are located in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. This position includes health and retirement benefits and up to $2,000 in relocation costs.

The high caliber of Harvey Mudd students is one of the defining features of the college. In 2019, the acceptance rate was 14 percent, and the average SAT scores of admitted students commonly rank within the top ten among US universities. Harvey Mudd ranks second among the nation's universities for the highest percentage of graduates subsequently earning science and engineering doctorates.

Harvey Mudd College is committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds including those typically underrepresented in college faculties.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2021. We will conduct interviews via video conference with a short list of finalists and intend to make a hiring decision by May 15. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing the courses they would like to teach, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and three syllabi and course evaluations (if available) from past courses they have designed and taught.

Questions may be addressed to the chair of the hiring committee,

Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct. This includes discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity (including transgender identity and transitioning), gender expression and sex stereotyping, age, sexual orientation, national origin (including language use and protected use of a driver’s license issued to undocumented persons under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, religion (including all aspects of religious belief, observance, religious dress and grooming practices), marital or registered domestic partner status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including genetic characteristics and cancer or a record or history of cancer), genetic information, or any other legally protected class. The College also prohibits discrimination and harassment based on the perception that someone is a member of a protected class or is associated with a member of a protected class.

Consistent with applicable law, the College will provide reasonable accommodations to (a) otherwise qualified applicants and employees with disabilities; (b) pregnant employees who request an accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; (c) employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and (d) applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs, observance and practice.

In addition, the College prohibits retaliation against individuals who raise complaints of discrimination or harassment or who participate in workplace investigations concerning such complaints. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.

Application Requirements:
  • Syllabi from Courses Designed and Taught
  • Letters of Reference
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 04/30/2021
Application Instructions:
Applications must be received by April 30, 2021. We will conduct interviews via video conference with a short list of finalists and intend to make a hiring decision by May 15.

The nine-month full-time position runs from August 15, 2021 to May 2022.
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