Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

La Verne, California, United States

Job description

The Department of Applied Business Sciences and Economics in the College of Business and Public Management at the University of La Verne seeks a candidate to fill a tenure-track position in economics to begin in Fall 2018. The Department seeks an individual who strives to be an outstanding teacher and scholar. The new faculty member is expected to demonstrate the ability to publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals, to teach in a small-size environment, and to provide service to the University and community.

The College of Business and Public Management is growing and is positioning itself for pursuit of AACSB accreditation. The candidate selected will have an opportunity to join a committed and diverse faculty and to play a key role in planning the future direction and growth of the College, participate in collaborative research projects, and outreach to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The CBPM seeks candidates whose teaching, research and service have prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in higher education. The College is interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color and first-generation college students, and who have a record of success advising individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and a growing emphasis on research and publications. La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to both traditional-age and adult learners. The University is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with 40% of the student population identifying as Hispanic/Latino, 55% as students of color, 10.2% as international students and approximately 50% as first-generation college students. Central to every student’s experience at the University is the La Verne Experience, which provides a student-centered, values-based diverse learning environment and takes pride in offering small class sizes in a highly personalized setting.

The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and students and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds (including gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, heritage, social class, disabilities, religious beliefs and worldviews, veteran status, sexual orientation, and age). For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

Specific Duties:

The workload is split into teaching, research and scholarly, and community service and community engagement. Faculty are expected to teach six courses per year at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, publish in peer reviewed journals, and engage with the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field from an institution accredited by AACSB. Doctoral candidates with an expected completion date of July, 2018 are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence. Experience working with a diverse student body is desirable.
  • Candidates should have a well-defined research agenda and potential to publish in quality peer-review journals within the area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
Any relevant practical industry experience is a plus.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit all required documents which includes but not limited to; current curriculum vitae, cover letter, including teaching philosophy and goals, teaching evaluations, and contact information for at least three professional references in Word or PDF format.
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The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation