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Assistant Professor (2 positions) Tenure-Track. Economics and Business Department

Date Opened: 10-8-2012
Closing Date: Interviews at ASSA Meetings

The Department of Economics and Business at Southwestern University invites applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in economics or finance.  Southwestern is committed to the teacher-scholar model of liberal arts education and candidates will need to demonstrate promise and commitment in both capacities.  Our highest priority is for candidates interested in teaching finance, intermediate macroeconomics, or econometrics. 

All secondary fields will be considered.  Successful candidates will teach introductory economics, and all upper-level economics courses are electives within our innovative liberal arts oriented business major.  We also welcome courses that support interdisciplinary programs of the university (Environmental Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, and Latin American Studies) and our First-Year Seminar program.  The work of the faculty, both teaching and research, is supported by a pre-tenure sabbatical program, annual development funds, and competitive grants for individual and collaborative student-faculty research.  We seek applicants excited about working in a student-centered, undergraduate liberal-arts setting, with its focus on engaged teaching and academic research, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, sustainability, and social justice. 

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,250 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

To apply:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a summary of your recent teaching evaluations (if available), three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching performance and abilities), your teaching philosophy and current research interests, a writing sample, and a short list of courses in which you have a strong interest in teaching to     

Ph.D. completed by August 2013 is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.  Review of applicants will begin immediately, and we will interview at the ASSA meetings in San Diego.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University‚Äôs Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Posted October 08, 2012.