Kalamazoo College
Department of Economics and Business
Assistant Professor
Tenure Track
Starting Fall 2013

Position Description

The Department of Economics and Business at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics, with preferred areas of research and teaching in macroeconomics and monetary economics or a closely related field. Specific teaching contributions will include principles of economics; intermediate macroeconomic theory; money & banking and financial services or other related topics, such as monetary economics, financial economics or investments; as well as contributions to departmental offerings in mathematical and quantitative methods. Moreover, the candidate should exhibit flexibility and capacity for shaping courses around her/his areas of specialization that would serve the College's Shared Passages Seminar program (i.e., first year, sophomore, or senior seminars).

The teaching load is 2-2-2, during fall, winter, and spring terms, for a total of six courses (with a possibility for a course repeat) per year. The person who holds this position will also be expected to advise students and supervise senior thesis projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high aptitude for and strong interest in undergraduate teaching, an understanding of and commitment to the liberal arts, and a demonstrable potential to establish and maintain an active research agenda in the candidate's area of specialization. Research collaborations with departmental colleagues and students are encouraged. A completed Ph.D. is required at the beginning of the appointment, September 2013. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience and economic faculty positions at peer liberal arts colleges.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. The Economics and Business Department is one of the largest in the College and, in recent years, has graduated 50 or more majors each year. Our graduates have been successful in pursuing careers in investment banking, accounting, financial analysis, marketing, and government and private economic research organizations. Furthermore, many graduates chose to pursue graduate study in law, public policy, business administrations, or economics. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. More specifically, the city of Kalamazoo offers the opportunity to interact professionally with economists at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo city is located thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan; the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about the College, visit www.kzoo.edu.

Completed applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be invited for interviews at the annual American Economic Association meeting in San Diego, January 4-6, 2013. Please electronically submit the following application materials in PDF format: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, undergraduate & graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation. Please have confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to economicsSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line lastname_firstname.

CONTACT: Professor Ahmed Hussen, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006.

Kalamazoo College strongly encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural and curriculum diversities of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Kalamazoo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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