The Department of Economics in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University invites applications for a continuing-track Assistant Professor with an interest in Urban Economics, beginning in August, 2014.
Applications should include a CV with cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of scholarship, official summaries of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to www.econjobmarket.org. Candidates must have completed PhD requirements by August 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by November 20 receiving full consideration. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. CONTACT: Tom Tiemann, Department of Economics, 2075 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teaching will include an applied upper-level undergraduate elective in Urban Economics and other courses from: principles, basic business statistics, or interdisciplinary courses from Elon’s General Studies Program (click here). Opportunities also exist to teach courses abroad (click here) and in the part-time MBA program, ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg News (click here).
The standard teaching load is 6 courses per year, with a guaranteed one-course reduction in the first year, a one-semester teaching sabbatical in the second or third year, and the opportunity to apply for course reductions devoted to research, pedagogy, or service in each subsequent year (click here).
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (click here) offers a variety of programs that help with the preparation of new courses and to improve existing courses.
Economics faculty members also share in advising research theses required of economics majors. To learn more about the thesis experience, click here. Issues in Political Economy, is an economics journal edited and referred by undergraduates and run by Elon University and the University of Mary Washington (click here). In recent years our students have presented their work at the Eastern Economics Association Conference, the Midwest Economics Association conference and the Duke Economics Department Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
In addition to the course reductions for research, there are several internal sources of summer research support (click here). There are funds available for conference travel as well. Click here to learn about the economics department seminar series.
Elon offers a comprehensive benefits package (click here).
Continuing-Track versus Tenure-Track
As set forth in policies established by the Board of Trustees, Elon University seeks to appoint and maintain a faculty that is 85-90% tenured/tenure track. Tenure track and tenure should be maintained at 85-90% departmentally and institutionally. Information about the contracts (click here) and evaluation (click here) of continuing-track faculty can be found in the faculty handbook. A continuing-track faculty member is evaluated in a similar manner to those on tenure-track, except that there is a greater emphasis on teaching. All faculty members, irrespective of rank or appointment, must remain academically qualified to work in an AACSB accredited university. Continuing-track faculty can be promoted to associate professor (without tenure) after six years. When a tenure-track position opens due to either faculty turnover or growth, a faculty member on continuing-track may choose to apply for the tenure-track position or remain on a continuing-track appointment. Current faculty members of the economics department are given priority in the tenure-track application process based on the number of years at Elon.