Assistant/Associate Professor Position

The Department of Economics in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University invites applications for a continuing-track, permanent faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2017. We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in applied microeconomics, but have a strong preference for candidates with experience in economic consulting. Applicants should demonstrate strong empirical skills, potential for effective undergraduate teaching, a promising research agenda, and an interest in mentoring undergraduate research.

Application Instructions

Applicants should include a CV with cover letter directly addressing their background and/or experiences in economic consulting. In addition, applicants are required to submit a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates must have completed PhD requirements by August 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by November 18, 2016 receiving full consideration. Elon University is an equal 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.

Economics Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
2075 Campus Box
Elon, N.C. 27244


Teaching will include an applied upper-level undergraduate elective in economic consulting as well as other courses from: principles, statistics, intermediate microeconomic theory, or interdisciplinary courses from Elon’s Core Curriculum. Opportunities also exist to teach courses abroad and in the part-time MBA and M.S. in Management programs.

While the standard teaching load is 6 courses per year, there is a guaranteed a 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 related to research, pedagogy, or service in each year.

Generally, Economics faculty members have one or two preparations per semester. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning offers a variety of programs that help with the preparation of new courses and to improve existing courses.


Economics faculty members share in advising senior research theses required of all economics majors. In recent years, our students have presented their work at the Eastern Economics Association Conference, the Midwest Economics Association Conference, the Duke Economics Department Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Elon's Spring Undergraduate Research Forum.

Elon University along with the University of Mary Washington run Issues in Political Economy, an economics journal co-edited by undergraduates at both institutions. The journal is indexed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance.


In addition to the course reductions for research, there are several internal sources of summer research support. There are funds available for conference travel as well. The Department of Economics also hosts a seminar series.


Elon offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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. Continuing-track faculty are eligible for promotion 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 has the opportunity to transfer to tenure-track or remain on a continuing-track appointment. Eligibility for open tenure-track positions is based on seniority. 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. However, all faculty members are still expected to make regular scholarly and other professional contributions in accordance with AACSB standards. Information about the contracts and evaluation of continuing-track faculty can be found in the faculty handbook.