Assistant Professor of Economics (Tenure Track)

College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Economics of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics beginning in August 2021. Review of applications begins on November 13, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

The Department of Economics is lively and collegial and comprises economists from various sub-disciplines. All Economics Faculty are dedicated to helping students understand the practical implications of their undergraduate economics courses, not only for a career but also for more responsible citizenship in service to the common good. Small class size allows faculty to get to know students to the benefit of both.

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from   St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students.  Please view our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.

With a total enrollment of approximately 3,300 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. For further information, see

Institutional Commitment to Diversity
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference. Please view our Institutional Statement on Diversity.

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


  • Teach Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, advanced courses such as international economics and, periodically, the department's capstone course.
  • Teach periodically in the colleges' general education curriculum, with the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary programs, such as Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Latino/Latin American Studies, and the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.
  • Advise students regarding academic and life goals.
  • Participate in faculty governance at the departmental and campus level.



  • PhD in Economics (preferred at time of application, required by September 1, 2021)
  • Specialty in macroeconomics and a willingness to teach other economics courses, such as the macroeconomic aspects of international economics.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Strong commitment to liberal arts education, including an interest in linking economics to larger human questions inside and outside the discipline.
  • Strong teaching skills with minimum successful experience as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and the desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Because the College of Saint Benedict is a college for women, the Department is especially interested in encouraging women to major in economics. Thus, candidates are required to indicate how they would encourage and support women in economics if appointed to the position.
  • Successful research in economics
  • A commitment to professional growth in teaching and scholarship.


  • A sub-specialty in empirical economic methods
  • A sub-specialty in international economics
  • Successful solo college/university teaching experience

To Apply: 

Applications are accepted online at Candidates are asked to submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter addressing how your education and interests qualify you for this position, how your past teaching and/or work experience prepare you for successful teaching in an undergraduate classroom. Explain how you see your current research as preparing you for this position and how you see your growth as a scholar in your future career.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., faculty observations, student surveys)
  4. A sample of research
  5. Copy of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire)
  6. Contact information (both phone and email) for three professional references
  7. Statement of teaching philosophy explaining your vision for college teaching and the pedagogies you employ. In the statement, you must address your views related to your commitment to each of the following:
    • to undergraduate education
    • professional growth in teaching
    • liberal arts education
    • inclusion and the desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds
    • encouraging women to major, minor and take additional courses in economics

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.