Online Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Economics

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Online Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Economics


The George Mason University, Department of Economics in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is seeking adjunct faculty to teach graduate-level courses in its MA online program. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and cultural environment.


About the Department of Economics:

The Economics Department at George Mason University has developed a significant international reputation for a particular approach to economics. The Mason style of economics fuses traditional micro- and macroeconomics with scholarship in the fields of Public Choice (founded by Nobel Laureate and Mason Professor Emeritus James Buchanan), Austrian Economics, and Experimental Economics (the latter founded by Nobel Laureate and Mason Professor Emeritus Vernon Smith). Overall, Mason’s economics program focuses on society and analyzes policy issues from both theoretical and applied perspectives.


About the Position:

The Instructor will be responsible for teaching courses in the Department’s fully online Master of Arts in Economics program. Courses for the online program are scheduled asynchronously. Details on the online program, including course descriptions, can be found at the program website—


Possible courses for instruction, depending on openings, include:

  • ECON 535 – Survey of Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 611 – Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 612 – Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON 615 – Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 630 – Mathematical Economics I
  • ECON 690 – Capstone Course
  • ECON 695 – Causal Inference in Economics
  • ECON 695 – Experimental Economics
  • ECON 695 – Public Economics/Public Choice
  • ECON 695 – Gender Economics



  • Serve as the instructor of record for a graduate-level course(s) in the Master of Arts in Economics program;
  • Obtain materials needed for classes, including texts and other materials and engage in the onboarding process to prepare for the course launch;
  • Maintain consistent communication with students enrolled in the class throughout the course session;
  • Meet with students, individually or as a class, as needed to assist with course material;
  • Implement assessment instruments (e.g., problem sets, quizzes, exams) as included in the course design;
  • Maintain contact with the Department’s Graduate Studies Office throughout the course session with updates;
  • Enter final course grades in line with University deadlines.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Economics.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior teaching experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO015z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter detailing relevant background, qualifications, and courses of interest, a CV and a list of professional references.


Please note, candidates will only be contacted when there is an opening for which we believe the candidate is a strong match.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.