Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the M.S. Program in Applied Economics

University of Maryland

United States

August 6, 2021


Posting Details Position Number: 1P0000

Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Functional Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the M.S. Program in Applied Economics Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: BSOS-Economics Hiring Range Minimum: Hiring Range Maximum: Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Economics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking to fill a position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This person also will serve as Associate Director of the MS Program in Applied Economics. This is a full-time 12-month non-tenure track faculty position with an anticipated start date of no earlier than August 1, 2021. Initial appointment will be for one year with renewal subject to review of candidate's performance and available budgetary resources.

Administrative Responsibilities : The Associate Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to help administer all aspects of the program, as outlined below.

Admissions : The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director and program staff on the 3 distinct admissions cycles per year, to review applications and make admissions recommendations. Student Advising : The Executive Director and Associate Director will serve as the faculty advisers for students in the program. Curriculum Implementation, Evaluation, and Development : Our program currently offers 16 different courses – 5 core courses, and 11 elective field courses. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director, our faculty, and the Economics Department leadership to help evaluate the current courses, and to continue refining and developing the program's curriculum. Faculty Recruitment, Support, and Evaluation : The Associate Director will work with the program staff, the Executive Director, and the Economics Department leadership to recruit, support, and evaluate the MS program instructors. Student Placement and Alumni Relations: The Associate Director will contribute to the placement efforts on behalf of our students. This work will be done in collaboration with our program staff, the Executive Director, the University of Maryland's Career Center, the Economics Department's Undergraduate Career Advising Staff, and the many employers in our program's network. The placement work will include student advising, relations with employers, and participation in placement/recruiting events. The Associate Director will also work with the program staff and the Executive Director to maintain constructive relations with our program's alumni. Supervision of Program Staff: The program has 2 part-time program coordinators – one for each location. The Associate Director will be expected to assume supervisory responsibility for at least one of the program coordinators if his or her contract is renewed after the first year.

Teaching Responsibilities: The Associate Director will teach 3 or 4 evening courses per year in the program. The Associate Director, like the Executive Director, will be expected to teach sections of core courses that students take at the outset of the 10-course program. Depending on the Associate Director's expertise and the needs of the program, these will be core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and/or Statistics and Applied Econometrics.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in economics. Equivalent of four years of teaching experience. Some previous experience with administrative responsibilities and/or departmental service.

Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

About the Program: Parallel versions of the STEM-designated MS in Applied Economics program are offered on our main campus in College Park, and also in our Washington, DC location near DuPont Circle. The program is an evening program in both locations.

Additional details are posted on the program website:https: // masters.econ.umd.edu/

Hours: This is a full-time professional track (non-tenure track) faculty position.

Classes meet Monday-Thursday evenings between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 PM. The Associate Director will teach 3 or 4 courses per year, with the rest of his or her effort devoted to administrative responsibilities. On non-teaching days, Monday – Thursday, the Associate Director will be expected to be physically present in either the College Park or the DC office 3:00-7:00 PM.

A few times per year, the Associate Director will help lead information sessions and orientation sessions, and will attend other department and program events, some of which also take place in the evening. Most meetings with UMD colleagues and other requirements will be weekday afternoons.

Submission Requirements: Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a description of previous experience with administrative responsibilities and/or departmental service and three professional references.

Posting Date: 07/07/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 08/06/2021 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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