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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Economics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 11, 2018, will receive full consideration. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site. In addition to the items requested, applicants must submit the name, email address, and phone number for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon enrollment and funding.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0529
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Economics
Department Business and Computer Science
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Anticipated Start Date August 18, 2018
Anticipated End Date May 24, 2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position in Economics to begin August 18, 2018, and end May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will teach and maintain office hours.

This position may require development and teaching of online/distance education courses.

Specific Duties

Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level economics courses. Teaching responsibilities may include assignment at the LHU Clearfield branch campus.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Master’s degree plus additional graduate work in economics or related field is required. A terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.

In addition to the other responsibilities and qualifications listed, the successful candidate must be able to communicate and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in economics or related field and experience in teaching introductory and upper-level undergraduate economics courses is preferred.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/11/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 11, 2018, will receive full consideration.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site.

In addition to the items requested, applicants must submit the name, email address, and phone number for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon enrollment and funding.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3829

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree or status you have attained in the discipline of economics?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Ph.D. candidacy/ABD status
    • Ph.D.
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have college-level teaching experience in the discipline of economics?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please characterize the nature of your preparation to design or adapt economics courses for a distance education format (e.g., online or interactive television).
    • Little or no experience and/or highly uncomfortable with the prospect
    • Little or no experience; would welcome appropriate professional development
    • Moderate or high level of experience in one or more distance formats
  4. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents