Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Tenure Track
(or Instructor, NTT)
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Economics or be within one (1) year of Ph.D. completion is required. The candidate must have a specialization in microeconomics. Effective teaching experience at the baccalaureate level and demonstrated record of scholarship are also required. Teaching at the graduate level, experience in curriculum development and evaluation, and experience in online and/or blended course delivery are preferred. The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures. This is a tenure-track position with commensurate expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates without terminal degrees will hold the rank of Instructor, Non-Tenure Track.
STARTING DATE: August 2018
RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate is expected to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service related to Otterbein’s BA degree in Economics. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and other advanced micro-based courses such as labor economics and environmental economics. The candidate may also be required to teach an MBA course in Managerial Economics. Research responsibilities include publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at peer-reviewed conferences in areas related to Economics. Faculty members must be able to teach daytime and evening classes. Faculty members are also expected to be involved in professional and community activities for the purposes of scholarship, self-development and service.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Business, Accounting and Economics is responsible for all business offerings in the undergraduate and MBA programs; it is one of the largest departments on campus. The department, with eleven (11) full-time faculty members, seeks to provide a thorough understanding of business and economics concepts that will encourage students to participate in an effective way in today’s global business environment. The department offers degrees in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management and Business Administration, and Marketing; the department also offers a Master’s degree in Business Administration. To learn more about the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics, please visit our website at http://www.otterbein.edu/public/Academics/Departments/BusinessAccountingandEconomics.aspx .
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Otterbein University is a private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and to extending its legacy of recruiting a heterogeneous faculty, student body, and staff; to fostering a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences, but engages with them; and to providing rich opportunities for learning from those differences. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein’s student population includes 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to The Point — a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center — which is a one-of-a-kind resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
WHERE: Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that has been ranked the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes and Nextdoor.com in 2012 and 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Westerville has a population of approximately 36,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 1.4 million people. Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stability provided by a diversified economy. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.
APPLICATION: To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and copy of graduate transcript to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Applicants should also request that three (3) current letters of reference be sent directly to Dean Schaffner, separate from the initial application packet. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we are leaving the faculty position open until filled, but candidates who apply before November 1, 2017 will have the best opportunity for consideration. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned. To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at www.otterbein.edu/professional studies.
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Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio.Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted... values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,919 traditional undergraduate students, 223 adult students enrolled in evening and weekend classes, and 440 graduate students working in one of several master’s degree programs, and some towards a newly established doctoral degree in Nursing. As they did decades ago, the students of today still come from towns in Ohio but they also come from 35 states and 22 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.