Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Economics Fall 2021, School of Social & Cultural Studies

Submit Application Materials Online


Truman State University

Truman State University seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time tenure track assistant professor in economics to begin August 2021.  

Responsibilities:  Ability to teach Math Econ, Econometrics, Intermediate Micro, an elective of choice consistent with student preferences and to perform advising, committee, and governance work.

Required Qualifications:  This position requires a Ph.D. in Economics.

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Teaching background or potential for teaching the following courses: principles of economics courses, intermediate microeconomics, econometrics, and mathematical economics. Ability to teach applied microeconomics electives courses would receive extra consideration.
  • Evidence of commitment to liberal arts education and to inclusive excellence with undergraduate student development and accomplishment as the highest priority
  • Interest and background in interdisciplinary and/or cross-disciplinary teaching (including a required Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar and interdisciplinary minors), scholarship, and service
  • Commitment to maintaining a strong research agenda, with demonstrated publishing record or prospects for significant scholarly contributions
  • Evidence of developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in undergraduates and mentoring High Impact Experiences (undergraduate research, service-learning, internships), or demonstrated potential to do so
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Compatibility with the department’s needs; complementing existing faculty strengths in terms of class coverage.

Compensation and Rank:  Salary for this position is $69,000; benefits package includes health insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses.

Program: The Department of Economics is part of the School of Social & Cultural Studies.  The department has 5.5 faculty members, and approximately 70 undergraduate majors and 25 minors. The department also offers courses in Truman’s general education program, the Dialogues. For more information about the Economics Department, please visit http://economics.truman.edu/

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,200 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.  

 Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.

Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. Find more information about Kirksville at kirksvillechamber.com.  

Application:  The School of Social and Cultural Studies coordinates the application process. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and candidate’s documents may be uploaded at http://employment.truman.edu. Application materials may also be e-mailed to: sscssearch@truman.edu with “Economics Search” in the subject line or by mail to Economics Search, Truman State University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, 100 E. Normal, MC 214, Kirksville, MO 63501. 

Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; scholarly activity interests; statement of teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the liberal arts and sciences, and student development; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.  Questions about this position may be directed to Terry Olson, Chair, tolson@truman.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and titleix@truman.edu.

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu.


Submit Application Materials Online

Return to Position List