Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (March 2021)
The Washington and Lee University Economics Department invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We welcome applications from all subfields. The appointment begins July 1, 2021. The Economics department offers opportunities to develop courses in candidates’ field of specialization, including opportunities to collaborate with campus interdisciplinary programs. In addition, the department features an active research seminar, and also offers research support.
Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
Washington and Lee is a highly selective, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students located in the Great Valley of Virginia, approximately 3 hours south west of D.C. Hallmarks of the institution are its teacher-scholar model, honor system, and a tight-knit community.
A Ph.D. in Economics or related field is expected by the time of appointment; teaching experience is highly desirable.
Review of applications will begin immediately . Candidates should submit:
- a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and potential to work with a diverse student population
- a CV
- graduate transcripts
- three confidential letters of recommendation
- a job-market paper
- student evaluations of teaching, if available
Semi-finalists will be invited for online interviews which will begin as soon as possible.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.