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Assistant Professor of Economics

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida
Commensurate with Experience
Start date
Aug 4, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of assistant or associate professor for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and potentially graduate courses in Economics, to include topics such as principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, economic theory (micro and macro), money and banking, and interest in teaching other topics such as labor, environmental, industrial & organizational, and public economics.
  2. Engaging in publishable research that supports excellent teaching and advances the field, and
  3. Providing service to the school, college, and profession.

The normal teaching load is three (3) four-hour courses per semester. Faculty members are expected to be actively engaged with students outside of the classroom. An interest in and appreciation for free enterprise and entrepreneurial values is important.


Florida Southern College is a teaching institution that is known for engaged learning and that encourages and supports scholarly and professional activity among its faculty. The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise recognizes that diversity in people and ideas enhances the educational experience of its education programs and strives to provide students with access and exposure to diverse perspectives from faculty.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB accredited institution and be a "Scholarly Academic” consistent with AACSB standards, and have an established research program underway with the ability to publish in quality peer-reviewed journals. Teaching excellence, engaged learning, an applied orientation and collegiality are highly valued and expected of all Florida Southern College faculty.

To apply: Applications should include current a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter indicating interest in the position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2023. The anticipated start date is August 2024.


Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022.” 

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