Lehigh University, Economics

504 26888
Position ID:Lehigh-Eco-ECONOMICS [#26888]
Position Title: Visiting Faculty Position in Economics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Economics / 00 Default:Any Field
Starting Date:2024/08/15
Appl Deadline:2024/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/12/18, finished 2024/06/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Title, Qualifications and Position Summary

Lehigh University’s Department of Economics in the College of Business seeks to fill one visiting faculty position beginning August 2024. This is a one-year visiting position that ends in May 2025. Candidates must be able to teach courses in basic statistics and intermediate microeconomics. The ability to teach an upper-level (post intermediate microeconomics) undergraduate course in public economics would be considered a plus, though not a requirement for the position. The selected candidate is expected to teach four to eight courses over the academic year, depending on the candidate’s background and availability. Salary will depend upon the candidate’s academic research record, especially as evidenced by the ability to engage in joint research with colleagues, and teaching responsibilities. 


Information about Department/University

For over 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Lehigh ranked 32nd in Poets and Quants 2020 ratings for the best business programs for undergraduates. Our online MBA program is ranked 4th in 2020 Poets and Quants rankings and 18th in 2020 US News and World Report. Lehigh is ranked 49th in US News and World Report’s 2021 national university rankings. Lehigh has also made Forbes' 2018 list of America's Best Midsize Employers, ranking at 11th overall and No. 1 for educational institutions nationally and No. 1 for midsize employers in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh University is a coeducational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked, private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges provide graduate and undergraduate education to approximately 7,000 students. The College of Business is home to approximately 1,700 undergraduates, 320 graduate students, and 80 full-time faculty members. In addition to undergraduate, MBA, and various other graduate programs, the college has joint programs with engineering and computer science.

The Department of Economics faculty consists of 20 members whose combined research interests span most of the fields in the discipline, with a particularly strong core in the field of health economics. https://business.lehigh.edu/departments/economics/faculty

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in eastern Pennsylvania, the campus is situated on more than 2,350 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia, which provides access to many corporations and financial institutions. Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from campus. The Lehigh Valley is economically vibrant and provides the best of urban, suburban, and rural living (low cost of living, open space, and a rich array of cultural activities in the area and nearby).

How to apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should electronically submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae/resume, teaching evaluation (if applicable), and contact information for at least two professional references. Applications should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26888. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Chad Meyerhoefer, Department of Economics, College of Business, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117, chm308@lehigh.edu.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits, has programs designed to help balance the responsibilities of the faculty’s professional and personal lives (https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/worklife-balance), and assists new hires with dual career community transition needs (https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career-resources).

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.


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Professor Chad Meyerhoefer
Department of Economics
College of Business
Lehigh University
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117