Assistant Professor Position

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 Applied Macroeconomics, beginning in August, 2016. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of effective undergraduate teaching, a promising research agenda, and an interest in mentoring undergraduate research. Teaching will include an applied upper-level undergraduate elective in Macro/Financial Economics and other courses from: principles, statistics, intermediate macroeconomic theory, or interdisciplinary courses from Elon’s Core Curriculum. Opportunities also exist to teach in the study abroad program and in the part-time MBA and MS in Management programs.

Application Instructions
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 https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/cand.php.  Candidates must have completed PhD requirements by August 2016.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by November 10 receiving full consideration.  CONTACT: Steve DeLoach, Department of Economics, 2075 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244 (ecochair@elon.edu)

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Teaching
Teaching will include an applied upper-level undergraduate elective in Macro/Financial Economics and other courses from: principles, basic business statistics, intermediate macroeconomic theory, or interdisciplinary courses from Elon’s Core Curriculum (click here).  Opportunities also exist to teach courses abroad (click here) and in the part-time MBA (click here) and MS in Management (click here) programs.

The maximum teaching load is 6 courses per year.  There is a guaranteed 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 (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.

Mentoring
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.

Research
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.

Benefits
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.  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 (click here) and evaluation (click here) of continuing-track faculty can be found in the faculty handbook.