Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

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The Economics Department at the University of Denver (DU) currently has seven tenure-line faculty, two teaching-line faculty, and in recent years between one and two visiting teaching faculty. It is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. As reflected in both their instructions and research, our faculty have a somewhat broader view of what economics is about than is found in the average Economics program in the US. We encourage students not to take in received knowledge as the truth but to examine it and question it. The Department thus offers a curriculum that emphasizes the understanding of the workings of the social apparatus which governs the production and distribution of goods and services, and of how economic theories have developed over time to address various topics covered in Economics. We present alternative perspectives on the historical and present-day relevance of our material, employing more primary sources and larger reading assignments than one finds in the typical US economics curriculum. Our approach lends itself quite readily to emphasizing the importance of writing and critical thinking, instead of merely mechanically acquiring quantitative skills.

Position Summary

The Department of Economics will seek to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting September 2020. We are seeking a heterodox economist doing research in the areas of macroeconomics and money, monetary theory, and financial markets preferably with a U.S. policy focus. Candidates must show promise of distinction in research and publications in these fields and must also show promise of excellent teaching ability in the areas they offer, as well as in our introductory courses Macro- and Microeconomics I: History and Theories and/or Macro- and Microeconomics II: Theories and Policies. Teaching these courses requires familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically diverse populations. The teaching load is two 4-hour courses per quarter.

Essential Functions

  • Teach six 4-hour courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter and spring) that reflect the candidates areas of specialization in macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets, and which reflect a knowledge of general Economics commensurate with someone who has studied the subject at the doctoral level. These courses range from undergraduate to graduate (MA) level, and could involve teaching in DU's General Education curriculum.
  • Supervise some MA theses, and advise both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Conduct economic research, some of the results of which have to be publishable in refereed journals, or in the forms of books or monographs. The primary research areas should be in macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets.
  • Serve as a good academic citizen within the Department, the Economics profession, DU and the community beyond by serving on various committees or community panels or forums.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Candidates should be conducting research in macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is informed by the history of economic thought. Candidates conducting research in financial economics with domestic as well as internal focus that overlap with the above areas are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates must show promise of distinction in research and publications in these fields and must also show promise of excellent teaching ability in the areas they offer, as well as in our introductory courses Macro- and Microeconomics I: History and Theories and/or Macro- and Microeconomics II: Theories and Policies. Teaching these courses requires familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy.
  • Candidates are expected to contribute to compositional and/or intellectual diversity and to the advancement of Inclusive Excellence through teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • ABD in Economics or a related discipline at the time of application.
    • If ABD, the candidate will be employed at the rank of instructor until the Ph.D. is degree completed, with required completion no later than August 2021.
  • At least 20 hours per week in one quarter (10 weeks)/semester (15 weeks) experience in teaching Economics at the college level, including that acquired as a teaching assistant with at least a half teaching position.
  • Evidence of an emerging research agenda on macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets that show promise for some scholarly publications.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  • Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline.
  • At least three 9-month academic years of full-time teaching experience at the college level.
  • Evidence of an established research agenda and scholarly publications in the areas of macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets.

Preferred Qualifications

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline.
  • Experience teaching economics as an instructor (rather than a teaching assistant) at the college level.
  • Evidence of a research agenda on macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets that has resulted in some scholarly publication(s). 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  • Other relevant degrees and/or certificates.
  • Evidence of a well-established research agenda on macroeconomics and money, monetary theory and financial markets that has resulted in scholarly publications in refereed journals, or in the forms of books or monographs.
  • Evidence of funding and grants for scholarly research.
  • Evidence of experience in directed student learning activities such as supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate level theses, and dissertations.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 2, 2019

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Recent research paper
  4. Research statement
  5. Teaching statement (including evidence of teaching ability, if available)
  6. Statement of how your work would complement the heterodox nature of our program
  7. Inclusive Excellence statement
  8. Names and contact information for three referees, letters will be requested

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check

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