Associate or Assistant Professor, Economics

La Salle University
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 24

Position description

La Salle University’s Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time Associate or Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2022. The department is seeking someone interested in becoming Chair of the department immediately or relatively quickly after joining the faculty. We are open to any specialty but prefer applied microeconomics and healthcare economics.

We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups and/or with expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice to apply. La Salle’s student body is one of the region’s most economically, ethnically and racially diverse. In addition to teaching and service as chair immediately or within a few years, the position requires advising students and providing collegial service to the Department and University.

Reduced teaching loads can be earned on a competitive basis for an active research agenda and Chairs are eligible.

The Economics Department resides in La Salle’s School of Arts and Sciences and is “clustered” with the Political Science Department, with a single Chair for both departments. The Economics Department offers two majors: (1) Economics and (2) Economics and International Studies. The Department also provides service teaching for many programs including the MBA, the Doctor in Nursing Practice, the Sports Management minor, and all Business majors. The Political Science Department offers three majors: (1) Political Science, (2) International Relations, and (3) Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics. The two departments combined have approximately 130 undergraduate students in their majors.

The Economics Department is committed to providing students with a rigorous and relevant economic education necessary for informed citizenship. The Department is committed to teaching and research, believing that research informs what is taught and how it is taught. For its majors, the Department seeks to develop a deep understanding of how markets and economies work and do not work. Further, the Department seeks to assure that majors and minors can apply the tools of economic reasoning to consider questions of policy, efficiency, and equity.


Essential Duties

Advising students
Collegial service


Secondary Responsibilities

Service as chair immediately or within a few years


Required Qualifications

PhD in Economics
Previous experience teaching in higher education
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University


Preferred Qualifications


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours


Special Instructions to Applicant

Complete applications must include:
Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Previous teaching evaluations

Optionally candidates may choose to submit a writing sample or publication.


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