Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Under the general direction of the chair of the George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business, the college invites applications for a full-time visiting position at the assistant professor rank in Economics to begin in the Fall semester of 2023. The assistant professor will teach seven courses (three/four courses per semester) to include teaching various core and elective economics courses at the undergraduate and MBA level. A successful applicant will have the ability to teach across the economics discipline to include courses among the following: environmental economics, microeconomics, gender economics, and managerial economics.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching/Facilitation (85%)
  • Teach seven courses over Fall and Spring semesters across the economics discipline to include courses among the following: environmental economics, microeconomics, gender economics, and managerial economics.
  • Demonstrate an ability or potential for quality teaching and departmental service.
  • Plan course syllabus and assignments for semester of study to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate students' learning styles, interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable level of instruction and assignments.
  • Instruct with students in course content and provides learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objectives.
  • Encourage class participation and provides assistance as appropriate to students in completing class assignments. Manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning.
  • Critique performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, to build thinking skills, to challenge students’ assumptions, and to reinforce concepts, which may include practical application of new skills.
  • Maintain regular office hours and contact with students as appropriate. Works with student to address problems and resolve issues.
    Accompany students on field trips or other off-campus learning opportunities as appropriate.
  • Determine grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students and department as appropriate.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Service (15%)
  • Supports and participates in departmental and/or college committees as requested
  • Engages professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Supports all department and College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Acts as an active member of the Hood College community.

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

Candidates who have a Ph.D. or ABD in Economics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from executives who have a doctorate in any field of business and a MBA with significant economics coursework will also be considered. Candidates must demonstrate an ability or potential for quality teaching and service. This position is a one-year contract at the Visiting Assistant Profess or rank with the option for consideration for a tenure-track role.

Technology Skills

Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills

Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a résumé and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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