JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
A -- General Economics and Teaching
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
H -- Public Economics
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Public Choice or Political Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Wofford College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of economics to start fall of 2023. At Wofford, faculty serve as teacher-scholars dedicated to the education and mentorship of undergraduates in a liberal arts tradition. Wofford embraces a broad definition of scholarship that includes discipline-specific, pedagogical and interdisciplinary research.
The standard teaching load at Wofford College is three courses per semester, typically with no more than 24 students per course, and an additional course during the college’s January Interim term. The college also has a full sabbatical program, and new faculty are relieved of teaching during the Interim term during their first year. All faculty are expected to serve the department and college through student advising and engagement and via committee work. To earn tenure, faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, continued scholarly development and service to the college.
A Ph.D. in economics is required by the time of appointment. Candidates who already hold a Ph.D. and those who are ABD will receive equal consideration. The ideal candidate for the position must be an excellent teacher with exceptional communication skills and be interested in helping to develop and in rotating teaching duties for an economic statistics course as a lead-in to our existing econometrics course, and in rotating teaching duties for econometrics, which is taught in an applied fashion. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to make scholarly contributions to the discipline through an active and ongoing research program, have broad based interests spanning multiple fields, and have interest in working at a nationally ranked liberal arts institution that values shared governance and college service. Beyond these courses and our core introductory courses, our new colleague will have the option to expand our existing curriculum by developing upper-level courses in line with their professional expertise and interests. While some preference will be given to those candidates whose interests include aspects of macroeconomics, with a lesser preference given to candidates whose interests include aspects of public choice or political economics, candidates who are excellent teacher-scholars with broad-based interests in any fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application materials should be submitted through JOE. Application materials include (1) a cover letter clearly emphasizing your suitability for the position as described, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research sample, (4) teaching portfolio (teaching statement, course evaluations and syllabi as applicable), (5) research statement, and (6) three letters of reference. In addition to these materials, the committee will place positive weight on any signals received through the AEA’s signaling mechanism. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials, excluding signals, must be received by that date to be assured of full consideration. Questions about the search may be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Tim Bersak, at bersakta "at" . To learn more about the college, please see our full ad here:
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- Research Statement
- Letters of Reference
- Teaching Evaluations
- Job Market Paper
- Cover Letter