Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Economics

Position ID: 44245
Georgia College and State University
J. Whitney Bunting College of Business
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Business Title

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Economics

Position Number


Home Department

Economics & Finance

Employment Type

Tenure Track Faculty




Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?


Time-Limited Appointment Length

Not Applicable

Work Schedule

The position is considered a full time faculty position which carries a full teaching load for fall and spring semester. 10 month academic year contract. Traditional face to face teaching/learning environment

40 hour work week; Monday – Friday; some night and weekends may be required for special events.

Work Hours per week


Travel Required?


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track – 10 month Academic employment contract.

The Department of Economics and Finance of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College supports major programs of study as well as other liberal arts programs throughout the university. The interdisciplinary nature of economics lies at the heart of a liberal arts university. The organizational unit is responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level. Primary teaching duties focus on principles and upper-level macroeconomics. The department values research collaboration with undergraduate students.

Primary Purpose of Position

This position will support the undergraduate economics major and the core business curriculum needs of our undergraduate programs. This position will be assigned teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing

Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching responsibilities include course instruction in the CoB. This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

- Regular course meetings and instruction
- Other teaching responsibilities

Key Function

Faculty - Professional Development

Job duties performed for the above function

Academic Achievement/Professional Development

Professional development includes efforts to improve in the major job duties, such as a researcher and in skills related to teaching.

- Academic Publications
- Presentations at professional meetings
- Current work in circulation or in progress
- Grants received or applied for
- Membership and participation in professional organizations
- Other professional service of development activities

Key Function

Faculty - Service to Institution

Job duties performed for the above function

Service to Institution

All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level. Duties include service on college-level and university-level committees, advising students regarding career options, and support of department-level outreach activities.

- Committee memberships and offices
- Programs directed and advised
- Mentor students
- Participation in special programs or projects
- Other service in the institution

Key Function

Faculty - Public Service

Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty contribute service beyond the institution that draws on their professional expertise and experience.

Faculty-Public Service could include activities such as:
– Interest in community outreach and engagement
– Mentor and oversee students working in the community
- Membership and participation in community organizations
– Other significant services to the community
- Consulting work
- Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university
- Membership and participation in community organizations
- Other significant services to the community

Key Function

Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity

Job duties performed for the above function

Produce original research such as peer-reviewed journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters related to the discipline.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities


Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Check Statement

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Earned PHD/terminal degree in the discipline from an AASCB-accredited or similarly accredited institution. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials). Ability to teach the required coursework and evidence of interest and capability as a teacher.

Department Required Skills

A Ph.D. in economics is required before the effective date of employment. The successful candidate will be assigned teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level. The position requires teaching and research primarily in macroeconomics. We also value research collaboration with undergraduates. An active scholarship program is required along with campus service.


Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Teaching experience is desirable.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender inclusion.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral
  2. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of 3 References and Contact Information
  4. Writing Sample
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Economics, General
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Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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