Economics

Department Economics

Hiring Department Summary
The Department of Economics is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Department has 15 full-time faculty and a pool of part-time faculty members who serve more than 600 undergraduate majors. Students in our major and who take our service courses come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Essential Duties
  • Teach lower-division, upper-division and graduate courses.

  • Provide undergraduate advising to Economics Majors

  • Supervise Master’s level theses students

  • Provide service to the Department, College, University and Community.


  • Appointment Specifics
    The Search Committee plans to conduct initial Interviews at the Allied Social Science Association meetings. Applicants unable to attend the meetings, but who otherwise qualify for an initial interview, will be contacted by the Search Committee to coordinate an alternative arrangement.

    Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctorate degree must be completed by January 2021.

  • Ability to teach both core and elective classes including principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, quantitative methods, and upper division and graduate courses appropriate to the candidate’s field of specialization.

  • Commitment to working effectively with a diverse student population.

  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

  • Completion of one or more research papers in the field.

  • Ability to conduct scholarship for publication in peer-reviewed journals (most likely indicated in recommendation letters).


  • Preferred Qualifications
  • ABD completion of PhD by August 2020.

  • Specialization in applied macroeconomics with an emphasis on open macroeconomy.

  • Ability to teach core and elective courses in our MA Program.

  • Interest and experience using innovations in information technology for the teaching and learning process.

  • Collegial commitment to the interests of an academic department.

  • Ability to contribute to the scholarly environment of the Department.

  • Interest in teaching quantitative methods.