Assistant Professor of Economics 2023-24

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Faculty Full-time

The Department of Economics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in time-series econometrics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023.

The successful candidate will likely teach time-series econometrics, money and banking, and introductory econometrics. The teaching load is six courses per year. There will be opportunities to take students abroad for a one-month January term.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in economics, completed or soon to be completed, is required.

About the Department:

Members of our department are passionate about supporting each other in our research agendas, with regular seminars and many opportunities for collaborative work with students. We believe in building social camaraderie through happy hours among ourselves and twice-a-year bowling events with students. For more information about the department, visit wp.stolaf.edu/economics/.

Diversity:

At St. Olaf, we are committed to equity and inclusion. We strive to be a campus of welcome where students, faculty, and staff thrive by bringing their full humanity—gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, spirituality, and age—to the Hill each day. Our goal is to generate conversations and processes that over time create greater clarity, transparency, trust, cooperation, consensus, respect, and measurable outcomes. Practices that support this goal include listening, cultivating a growth mindset, respecting those with different views, being informed by data, and understanding that the work is ongoing, collaborative, organic, and ever evolving. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

How to Apply:

A complete application includes:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Diversity statement (200-500 word limit): Describe how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at our college through your teaching, research, and/or service. Include examples of your contributions when possible.
4. Teaching statement: Please describe your philosophy around effective teaching, and how it has developed over time.
5. Research statement: Please describe your intended research program, including research questions that you intend to pursue and methodologies that you plan to build expertise in.
6. Other: Job market paper
7. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1 will receive fullest consideration. We will conduct interviews at the American Economic Association meetings in New Orleans during January 2023, and finalist interviews are expected in January/February 2023. Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Ashley Hodgson, Search Committee Chair, at tt2023econ@stolaf.edu.

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire. 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means two boosters for people 50+ and one booster for most people under age 50. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Kari Hohn, Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 144
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
khohn@stolaf.edu

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