Economics Tenure Track 2020



Job description

Northfield, MN

The Department of Economics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in macroeconomics at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in August 2020. This new colleague will teach intermediate macroeconomic theory, principles of economics, and elective courses that reflect the successful candidates expertise and departmental needs.

The department is particularly interested in macroeconomists who can offer electives in such fields as income distribution and poverty, the economics of race and gender, urban economics, and/or money and banking. Teaching interest and depth in international economics or econometrics is also desirable, as is an interest in developing off-campus, international courses. As we wish to continue to attract a diverse group of students to our program, the department seeks candidates who will add to the variety of courses we offer and the represented research areas of our faculty. The normal teaching load is six courses with four preparations per year.

A Ph.D. in economics with specialization in macroeconomics is required. Candidates who expect to complete their Ph.D. by September 1, 2020, will receive full consideration.

We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community in ways that enhance and support the Colleges commitment to maintaining a diversity of people and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented 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 learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

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

pplicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, including how your research and teaching interests would enhance the departments offerings, and how you could contribute to St. Olafs commitment to cultivate a rich and diverse community of people and perspectives
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • A statement on teaching that includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experiences you may have had in the classroom (about two pages)
  • A statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a St. Olaf faculty member and its potential for undergraduate collaboration (two to three pages)
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • The contact information for 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 November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by December 10 will receive full consideration for interviews at the ASSA meetings in January 2020.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Ashley Hodgson, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. More information about the Economics Department can be found at Applicants who need assistance with the online 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.