Faculty position - Lecturer in Economics

Faculty position - Lecturer in Economics

Date posted: 2016-10-19 13:24:52

Three-Year Appointment as Lecturer in Economics

Deadline: Screening of Applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: October 2016


The Department of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Economics. The successful candidate will join a growing department whose research thrusts include the economics of innovation and technological change, applied microeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics, industrial organization, law and economics, environmental economics, and economic history. The candidate must be prepared to co-teach large intermediate courses in microeconomics, by adding a new course component that improves students’ writing and communication skills with support from the university’s Center for Communication Practices; and to teach other large and small undergraduate economics courses.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree (or its foreign equivalent) in Economics or a cognate discipline. Candidates must have teaching experience. Desired qualifications include an economics research record, demonstrated writing and editing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering. Leading computing and technical capabilities, such as one of the three top-ranked U.S. university supercomputers, provide ample opportunities to connect economics to technology and data analytics.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the collegiate level, optional selected research papers, and three letters of reference at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/4128