Full-time, renewable, assistant professor position, available September 2018 (non-tenure track). Appointment is in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.
Regular nine-month load of about 33 quarter credits includes undergraduate and graduate courses in principles of economics, intermediate theory, econometrics/quantitative methods, and applied economics electives. (Summer teaching possible).
Establish and maintain an active program of scholarship.
Collaborate with undergraduate students through TA program and on research programs.
Commitment to collaborate with Economics, Business, Political Science, and Global Development Studies faculty.
Contribute service within the department and university and to relevant educational agencies and professional organizations.
About the School of Business, Government, and Economics: The School of Business, Government, and Economics (SBGE) at SPU has 32 faculty and nine staff serving about 655 undergraduate majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Global Development Studies, and Political Science, as well as approximately 150 graduate students in three master's level programs (MBA, MS-ISM, and MA in Management). SBGE offers a BA in Economics, and the Economics program collaborates closely with the Global Development Studies, Business, and Political Science majors to prepare students for service in a wide variety of societal roles. The Economics program emphasizes graduate school preparation through original research experience in its writing and capstone classes; a research assistant program is being developed alongside the existing teaching assistant program. The school is committed to providing a high-quality education through the lens of Christian faith and values, and is distinguished by its emphasis on applied learning. SBGE was the first adopter within the Northwest Region of the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is now one of five national PRME Champion schools, unlocking the next level of responsible management education and leadership in support of UN goals. In addition, SPU is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to be ranked a "Best National University" in U.S. News & World Report for 2017. Beyond such quality indicators, the faculty and staff within the school are a supportive community of teacher-scholars.
Earned doctorate in Economics (ABD will be considered).
Excellent teacher, committed to undergraduate Economics instruction and curriculum development (both content and methods).
Experience teaching principles and intermediate economic theory, econometrics or quantitative methods.
Strong commitment to the liberal arts and the ability to integrate Christian values into their teaching.
Commitment to high quality research-informed teaching.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Applied research interests related to finance, econometrics, development, urban, or related fields.
Experience with professional development in mathematics education for elementary teachers.
Interest in the potential for collaborative research with undergraduates.
Experience with diverse populations and/or issues in equity.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at the AEA annual meetings in Philadelphia, PA, in January 2018. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documents. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. All inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Geri Mason, Search Chair; (206) 281-2709; email@example.com.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becomi...ng people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.