Economics Term Positions 2019-20



Job description

Northfield, MN

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics/Econometrics, Environmental Economics

The Department of Economics at St. Olaf College invites applications to fill three, full-time, one-year positions in economics at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor beginning in August 2019. Ph.D.s in economics are strongly preferred though A.B.D.s in economics with undergraduate teaching experience will receive full consideration.

We seek three candidates with the experience and interest in teaching our courses in environmental economics, intermediate microeconomic theory, intermediate macroeconomic theory, and statistics for economics/introduction to econometrics. Ideally, candidates should be qualified to teach in two of these areas, for example, macroeconomics and statistics/econometrics or environmental economics and microeconomics.

Candidates must also be prepared to teach introductory economics and intermediate or advanced economics electives in their fields of expertise such as development economics, public finance, economics of race and gender, international trade, urban economics, or related areas.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. 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 a global perspective.

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 is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individuals legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

How to apply

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate transcript
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • The names and emails of 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 March 25 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive fullest consideration.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Anthony Becker, Department Chair, at [email protected]. More information about the department can be found at Applicants who need technical assistance with the application process should call 507-786-3356.

St. Olaf College is a coeducational, residential, four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American immigrant pastors and farmers, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college is named after Olaf II of Norway, former king and patron saint of Norway.