Political Economy Visiting Faculty Position at Bennington College - Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Political Economy Visiting Faculty Position at Bennington College - Fall 2021-Spring 2022
Bennington College

Bennington College invites applicants to apply for a one-year full-time visiting faculty position with specific foci on [i] political economy in macroeconomics and [ii] econometric analyses in shaping public policy for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a sabbatical replacement position. The successful candidate will teach courses that support our offerings in both Political Economy and Applied Quantitative Analyses. Possible areas of curricular interest in Political Economy include: growth theory and the limits to growth, theory of economic crisis and critical analyses of capitalism, history of economic thought in political economy, contemporary issues in political economy (in their domestic, comparative and international contexts). Additionally, the successful candidate will design and offer courses that familiarize students with the strengths and weaknesses of the empirical methods (especially, regression techniques) used by economists to evaluate economic theory against economic data.

This position will be responsible for teaching four courses. The ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to student-centered pedagogy. A Ph.D. is preferred, but the college welcomes ABD as well. The successful candidates should demonstrate teaching experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are open to transdisciplinary perspective and can approach economic questions from a variety of disciplinary lenses, including (but not limited to) sociology, political theory and international relations.

Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College's approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

Candidates should apply online below by submitting: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings (including a course on quantitative analyses); 4) links to, or examples of relevant recent professional work; and 5) contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Lopamudra Banerjee, professor of political economy, at lbanerjee@bennington.edu.

Review of applications will begin on June 16th and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

For full application instructions and position description, visit: https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0uydf


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