Assistant Professor of Economics
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics position beginning August 2022. The Economics department will consider candidates in any field of economics with a research and teaching focus on Inequality, Equity, and Social Justice. Qualifications include an economics Ph.D. or ABD status in an Economics Ph.D. program (candidates must have the Ph. D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment) and a record of, or demonstrating promise of, high quality research and collegiate teaching experience. Faculty members teach three courses per semester, advise students, and fulfill service responsibilities. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.
With the support of the Office of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access, and Accountability (IDEA2), St. Mary’s College has designated this position as part of a cluster hire designed to increase the diversity of SMCM faculty. Programs participating in this cluster hire include Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, and Psychology. The College seeks to build and support a network of committed scholars whose pedagogical practice—across their diverse fields of specialization—improves the educational experience of underrepresented students. Candidates who demonstrate commitment to and past experience supporting BIPOC, first generation, and/or low-income students will be given preference. St. Mary’s College is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching is culturally responsive, and grounded in strategies that both increase student belonging and reduce equity gaps in student performance. New faculty in this cluster hire cohort will be supported by supplementary research funds up to $5000 in the first two years, paid professional development opportunities, individualized strategic mentoring, campus and community onboarding, and a dedicated steering committee to oversee the long-term success of the initiative and its participants.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution which has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. We are located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter that addresses how the candidate will contribute to a campus culture of inclusion, curriculum vitae (including email address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, which may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/99620. Questions may be directed to Faruk Eray Düzenli.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions may be considered. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.