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Responsible for teaching both lower-division and upper-division undergraduate economics courses. Will teach 12 credit hours per semester. Service as befitting an individual at the level of instructor.
The University of Alabama
Culverhouse College of Commerce
Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies
The Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies invites applications for one or possibly two full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions at the rank of instructor for the academic year beginning August 16, 2016. Responsibilities will include teaching several lower-division and upper-division undergraduate economics courses as assigned. Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed and as appropriate to further advance the program and its curriculum. Candidates with either an academic or professional business and/or economics background are welcome to apply. For academic applicants, publications in academic or practitioner journals are necessary as evidence of scholarship. Practitioner applicants should be active in their field, have at least five years of professional experience and regularly attend professional conferences. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. A Masters in business, economics, or a closely related field is required.
This is a non-tenure earning position for a one-year period with possible renewal for an additional one-year period at the discretion of the department head and Dean. There is no expectation of continued employment beyond the initial one-year contract period. Salary is competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Only online applications are accepted. Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and attach a curriculum vita. Any documentation of teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarship should also be attached. Required documents/items not attached at time of application will disqualify application. Three letters of recommendation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Recommendation for (candidate name)” in the subject line. Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open through May 6, 2016.
The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The economics program offers degrees at the undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels. The Masters programs include a full-time MBA, a STEM-pathway to the MBA, a weekend executive MBA program, and a one-year MA in economics and MS in finance. The department offers an excellent research environment including generous travel support, an active seminar series and Ph.D. graduate research assistants. Departmental faculty have published in many of the top economics journals including AER, Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, JBES, JME, JMCB and the Journal of Law and Economics, as well as top finance journals including JF, JFE, RFS, and JFQA. The College has state-of-the art facilities for both teaching and research including multimedia classrooms and an excellent collection of databases. Additional information is available at the College website: www.culverhouse.ua.edu.
The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of about 120,000 people, located an hour’s drive from Birmingham (a metropolitan area with about 1 million people). The cities of Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, as well as the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and Smoky Mountains are all within a few hours driving time.
Any required documents not attached at time of application will disqualify your application. You must attach your resume or CV to the appropriate required applicant document link. Any teaching documentation must be attached to the “Teaching Philosophy” link under Required Applicant Documents. If submitting further documentation, please attach to the “Other Document 1” or “Research/Scholarships/Creative Activities Statement” links under Optional Applicant Documents. Three letters of recommendation must be emailed to email@example.com.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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