Harvey Mudd College, HSA Faculty Positions

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Position ID:HMC-HSA Faculty Positions-VISITING [#16039]
Position Title: Two Visiting Assistant Professor Positions in Economics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Economics
Appl Deadline:2020/03/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/02/19, finished 2020/09/20, listed until 2020/05/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Two Visiting Assistant Professor Positions: 

Environmental Economics and Development Economics

Harvey Mudd College


The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College—a highly selective member of the Claremont Colleges, offering majors in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics—seeks applications for two positions: a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Development Economics, and a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics.  These nine-month full-time positions run from August 15, 2020 to May 15, 2021.


The primary qualification is a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and demonstrated excellence and innovation in the classroom.  The successful candidates will teach a total of five semester-long courses – two in the fall and three in the spring – including at least one introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics course and four other courses of the candidates' choice in consultation with the department.  


Development economics:  Course topics might include global poverty, economic growth, agriculture, trade policy, rural development, microfinance, international finance, economic institutions, or political economy. 


Environmental economics:  Course topics could include the economics of energy, natural resources and the environment, climate change mitigation, market-based regulatory tools, land use, REDD+, property rights, inter-generational equity, or other themes.


The ideal candidates will have already designed and taught at least two separate courses as the faculty instructor of record.  A Ph.D. in economics must be completed by June 1, 2020.


The HSA Department offers a broad-based liberal arts program with considerable interaction among faculty representing about fourteen disciplines.  We do not have an economics department or economics majors, although there are ample opportunities for interaction with economics faculty and students from the other Claremont Colleges, which are a short walking distance from the Harvey Mudd campus. 


We are located in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.  This position includes health and retirement benefits and up to $2,000 in relocation costs. 


The high caliber of Harvey Mudd students is one of the defining features of the college.  In 2019, the acceptance rate was 14 percent, and the average SAT scores of admitted students commonly rank within the top ten among US universities.  Harvey Mudd ranks second among the nation's universities for the highest percentage of graduates subsequently earning science and engineering doctorates.


Harvey Mudd College is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment and prohibits discrimination against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities or in employment or the application for employment. Harvey Mudd College also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these protected characteristics, or that anyone is associated with a person who has, or is perceived as having, any of these protected characteristics.


Applications must be received by March 13, 2020.  We plan to conduct Skype interviews with a short list of finalists and to make a decision by April 1.  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing the courses they would like to teach, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and three syllabi and course evaluations (if available) from past courses they have designed and taught.

Questions may be addressed to paul_steinberg@hmc.edu

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711