Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our department has a longstanding tradition of methodological and intellectual pluralism. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neo-classical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics.
We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students.

Position Summary

The Department of Economics at Colorado State University invites applications for a full-time, entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Macroeconomics. The successful candidate shall teach graduate and undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, maintain a research agenda that complements the department’s graduate fields, and contribute to the department in service. An interest in obtaining external funding is encouraged.

Required Job Qualifications

PhD must be completed by the time the appointment begins on August 16, 2018.
Assistant Professor-level candidate. Evidence of potential for distinguished undergraduate and graduate teaching in macroeconomics. Evidence of potential for significant research and publication in applied macroeconomics.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Show evidence of ability to Support other graduate fields or core courses in the department. Show evidence of potential to obtain external funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter describing their suitability for the position, CV, research and teaching statements, job market paper and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references who will be contacted to submit letters of recommendation. References will be emailed immediately upon submission of an application. Please inform your references that letters must be uploaded by November 27, 2017 for full consideration of a complete application. Letters should be addressed to: Economics Search Chair, Macroeconomics Search. Routine inquiries should be directed to Search Support at Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Economics. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 20, 2017.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Elissa Braunstein,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching and Advising Duty/Responsibility

Teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and graduate advising.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Academic research, publication and engaged scholarship.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

Departmental, University and professional service responsibilities.