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Assistant Professor-9 month appt, Economics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, please submit all required materials no later than October 31, 2017. The following documents must be uploaded to the online application: a cover letter, a current CV, summaries of teaching evaluations, a copy of the most recent graduate transcript, a brief research statement including a summary of candidate’s research agenda, and names and contact information for three references (please attach the list of references using the 'Other Documents-1' link).

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor-9 month appt, Economics
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Economics
Pay Grade Unclassified
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track
Term (if applicable) 9 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/14/2018
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties

The teaching load is nine hours per semester and will include courses in behavioral economics, principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, and other upper-division courses; research leading to refereed publications; advising; committee work; mentoring and recruiting majors and minors for the economics department.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

An earned PhD, or ABD in Economics with expected completion date of August 2018. Primary field in Behavioral is required. Secondary field in Political Economy is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated evidence of research in the primary field of Behavioral Economics, as well as a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
Open Date 09/14/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please submit all required materials no later than October 31, 2017. The following documents must be uploaded to the online application: a cover letter, a current CV, summaries of teaching evaluations, a copy of the most recent graduate transcript, a brief research statement including a summary of candidate’s research agenda, and names and contact information for three references (please attach the list of references using the ‘Other Documents-1’ link).

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Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170056FTF
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/35411

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you have any teaching experience with primary responsibility for the course? (By primary responsibility, we mean that you were in charge of writing the syllabus, teaching the classes, and assigning grades.)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How many different classes (sections not topics) have you taught for which you had primary responsibility for the course? (This does not include courses that you are currently teaching or classes for which you were only a TA.)
    • None
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6 or more
  5. Have you taught any introductory or principles course in economics? (This does not include courses that you are currently teaching or classes for which you were only a TA.)
    • Yes
    • No
  6. What is your primary field of specialization?
    • Behavioral
    • Political Economy
    • Other
  7. What is your secondary field of specialization?
    • Behavioral
    • Political Economy
    • Other
  8. What is the main field for your Ph.D. dissertation?
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Political Economy
    • Other
  9. Do you either have a PhD in Economics or expect to complete one by August 2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness -1
  4. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
  5. Statement of Research Interest
  6. Other Documents -1
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  3. Unofficial Transcripts -3