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
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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
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
PhD in economics. Equivalent of four years of teaching experience. Some
previous experience with administrative responsibilities and/or departmental
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
Additional details are posted on the program
website:https: // masters.econ.umd.edu/
This is a full-time professional track (non-tenure track) faculty
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.
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
Posting Date: 07/07/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/06/2021
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