Assistant Professor of Economics (for start August 2022)

Northern Kentucky University

United States

January 23, 2022


Posting Details Working Title Assistant Professor of Economics (for start August 2022)

Department Economics and Finance Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number TBD Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Economics to start August 2022.

The AACSB-accredited Haile College of Business serves over 2,700 of NKU's 16,000 students with a full complement of traditional degree programs. We house several nationally recognized centers, including the Center for Economic Education. We are proud to offer an outstanding comprehensive university environment to faculty who value a well-rounded career path of high-quality student interaction, productive, meaningful research, and rewarding civic engagement.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Additional information may be found on the college website at https:// www.

Primary Responsibilities

In this position, the candidate would teach our Principles of Macroeconomics course immediately, with additional teaching opportunities as needed. We invite candidates with a particular interest in experiential learning and pedagogy to apply for this position. Summer research support is available each year on a competitive basis. The standard teaching load for an assistant professor in this position is 3/3 which continues after tenure by maintaining active scholar status.


The ideal candidate must hold a PhD in Economics at the time of appointment (by August 2022). Teaching assignment involves multiple sections of the same course in order to minimize the number of distinct preparations per academic year. The successful candidate will provide excellent teaching at the undergraduate level both in the classroom and online, and will develop a research agenda focused on innovative approaches to improve teaching of economics and associated skills. Pedagogical and applied research are acceptable intellectual contributions towards tenure.

The Haile College of Business at NKU is accredited by AACSB and SACS. Both accreditors require assurance of learning (AOL) associated with the Principles of Economics (Micro and Macro), core courses for all College of Business students and General Education courses. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the (continued) development of AOL metrics, their implementation, and the reporting of AOL results to the appropriate college and university offices. Additionally, this position requires relationship-building with students and other constituents for program development and growth.

Review of applications will begin January 23, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following: (1) a letter of application clearly indicating your qualifications and interests; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) a copy of your job market paper; (4) a statement of your philosophy with respect to diversity and inclusion ; (5) two or more reference letters specific to this position; and (6) summary of teaching effectiveness to https: // . Questions can be directed to Professor Linda Dynan via email at

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education ABD Preferred Education Terminal Degree Appropriate to Discipline

Requisition Number 2021F587

Job Open Date 12/17/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link https: //

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summaries of the quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations
  • Job talk paper
  • Diversity Statement 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Other
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
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