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Assistant Teaching Professor

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University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66044
Job Description
  1. Position Overview

The Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business is seeking to hire a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor to teach economics courses and conduct research. Traditionally, the Center’s research agenda has focused on research issues relevant for state and local economic policy and economic development – primarily within the State of Kansas. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the (sub-national) economics of: agriculture, development, education, energy, environmental amenities, health care, regulation, taxation, transportation, and water resources.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academic and research environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the US by the effective date of the appointment. This position will report to the Director of the Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics. (Administratively, the Brandmeyer Center is a unit of the University of Kansas School of Business in the area of Finance.)

  1. Job Description

80% – Teaching
Teach undergraduate or graduate level courses in various topics in the area. Duties include but are not limited to: course preparation, consultation, and assignment of course grades. Courses may be taught at the Lawrence, Edwards, or Leavenworth campus or online. The course load for this appointment is four courses each semester (fall and spring). Course load and teaching assignments will be determined by the area director to best meet the needs of the School of Business. All teaching professors should abide by area, school, and university policies and procedures.

10% – Service
Participate as an active member of the area and engage in instruction-related activities beyond direct instruction. Examples include curriculum development committees, course improvement initiatives, and advising student organizations. All faculty members are expected to fulfill their share of service duties needed to facilitate the efficient operation of the school.

10% – Scholarly engagement
Engage with practitioners in the business community to better understand current and evolving business practice and disseminate this knowledge within or outside the school to improve instruction and student development. Dissemination may take many forms, including but not limited to presentations or workshops for colleagues, participation on curriculum committees, case study, and case competition development. If desired, scholarly engagement may also include academic or pedagogical research, publications in academic or practitioner journals or textbook development.

  1. Required Qualifications

1. A Ph.D. degree in Economics, Business or related field.
2. Documented ability to teach economics-related courses.

  1. Preferred Qualifications

1. A proven track record in teaching economics and business-related courses to undergraduate-level students, as demonstrated by application materials. Application materials may include prior student course evaluations.
2. A proven track record for engaging in economic research through publications, grants, or other research initiatives.
3. A proven track record in developing and communicating economic research for business-related or policy-related audiences, as demonstrated by application materials.

  1. Contact Information to Applicants

Art Hall,

  1. Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application requires: 1) on-line application; 2) current resume; 3) a cover letter addressing required qualifications;4) complete contact information for three professional references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review will being November 18, 2019, and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is collected. Please apply online at to be considered for the position.

  1. Disclaimer

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins: 18-Nov-2019

Work Location: University of Kansas – Lawrence

FTE: 1.0

Reg/Temp: Regular

Employee Class: F-Faculty

Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding

Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jan-2020

Position Number: 01201463

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