Adjunct Faculty: Applied Economics

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Institution Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP also offers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC Center and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Position Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the course listed below within the Applied Economics program. The instructor will teach on campus at the Washington, DC campus, located at 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. We are specifically seeking faculty for the following courses, the descriptions of which are below: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Statistics, Econometrics, Macroeconometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Economics, Financial Intermediation & Financial Markets, Economics of Investments and Financial Management, Behavioral Economics & Finance, Economics of Derivatives.

Microeconomic Theory - 440.601

Corequisite: AS.440.304, Math Methods for Economists This course offers a systematic presentation of consumer theory, theory of the firm, and market equilibrium. Topics covered include constrained optimization, preferences and utility, exchange, production, pricing, market structures, and welfare economics.

Macroeconomic Theory - 440.602

Corequisite: AS.440.304, Math Methods for Economists This course provides a systematic overview of the theory of aggregate output and employment, the rate of interest, and price level determination. Coverage includes the theories of consumption and investment, the demand and supply of money, inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. These topics are discussed in the context of contemporary empirical work on aggregative relationships.

Statistics - 440.605

This course provides a general survey of statistical methodology. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and Analysis of Variance. It is also designed to provide the requisite background for 440.606 Econometrics. Prerequisite: A course in Calculus.

Econometrics - 440.606

This course focuses on the application of statistical methods to the testing and estimation of economic relationships. After developing the theoretical constructs of classical least squares, common problems encountered when applying this approach, including serial correlation, heteroscedasticity, and multicollinearity, are discussed. Techniques for dealing with these problems are then examined. Models with lagged variables are considered, as is estimation with instrumental variables and two-stage least squares. Prerequisites: 440.605 Statistics.

Macroeconometrics [Time-Series Analysis] - 440.614

This course focuses on the practical uses of time-series econometrics in a macroeconomic context. The topics covered include autoregressive-moving average processes, non-stationary time series models, unit root tests, vector autoregression models, and cointegration analysis. Prerequisites: 440.602 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy; 440.606 Econometrics.

Financial Econometrics [Time-Series Analysis] - 440.617

[formerly 440.647] This course introduces students to the methods most commonly used in empirical finance. Key models and methods are ARCH, GMM, Regime-Switching Models, test of CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model), term structure models, and volatility models (implied, stochastic volatility). Students will also learn aspects of time series econometrics for both stationary and non-stationary variables at different time frequencies, with emphasis on financial variables. Prerequisites: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and Policy; 440.606 Econometrics; 440.614 Macroeconometrics is recommended..

Financial Economics - 440.640

[formerly 440.642] Finance treats the transfer of resources across time and the transfer of risk among economic entities. The aim of this course is to develop the microeconomic theory relevant to these types of transactions. A set of underlying economic principles is applied to the determination of the value of basic financial instruments such as stocks and bonds, as well as to more complicated derivative securities, such as futures and options. Valuation concepts, in turn, allow for the analysis of various issues of interest to policy makers as well as portfolio managers and investors, such as the term structure of interest rates, portfolio theory, the capital structure of the firm, and risk management. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and Policy. Corequisite: 440.606 Econometrics.

Financial Intermediation & Financial Markets - 440.641

[formerly 440.620] Examines why financial intermediaries exist, how they co-exist with financial markets, and how they have been forced to switch from accepting deposits and making loans to using derivatives to manage risk. Shows how risk management differs between bank-based and market-based economies. Analyzes the economic consequences of financial market imperfections, especially for credit market equilibrium and rationing. theories of bank runs and systemic risk; and how different financial systems and governments can cope with financial crises, financial fragility, and credit market frictions. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and Policy. Corequisite: 440.606 Econometrics.

Economics of Investments and Financial Management - 440.643

This course develops a deeper understanding of financial markets in the context of portfolio theory. In addition to understanding how financial markets operate and relate to the broader economy, students will develop skills to analyze investment decisions and manage investment portfolios. Students will learn the efficient market hypothesis (EMH), criticisms and implications of EMH for investment strategies, modern portfolio theory and practice, and tools for evaluating performance. Throughout the course, several financial models will be analyzed especially as they relate to real-world asset allocation decisions. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and 440.640 Financial Economic. Corequisites: 440.606 Econometrics.

Behavioral Economics & Finance - 440.645

This course treats key topics in behavioral economics and finance theoretically and empirically. We analyze the efficient markets hypothesis and its potential weaknesses, the role of noise trading, consumer choice anomalies and perception biases, and serial correlation in stock prices, as well as other topics in behavioral economics and finance. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and Policy. Corequisite: 440.606 Econometrics.

Economics of Derivatives - 440.646

This course provides students a thorough introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Derivatives are important tools in financial markets, and students will learn how to price, value, and use them from a practical perspective. This course is particularly important for students seeking to work in finance. Topics covered include no arbitrage-based pricing, the pricing of forwards and futures, interest rate products and commodities, valuation based on market prices, and option pricing and strategies. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory. Corequisites: 440.606 Econometrics and 440.640 Financial Economics.


Minimum Qualifications : A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on August 29, 2022.
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or in a relevant field, such as
  • Professional and/or scholarly experience in Economics
  • One year of college-level teaching experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Economics or in a relevant field, such
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses in Economics
  • The ability to teach both on campus and online courses
Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply before June 15, 2022.

Candidates must submit the following:
  • Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which course you are applying to teach for)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
  • References upon request.
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.

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