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Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Swarthmore College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details


The Department of Economics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor.

We seek candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach introductory econometrics, as well as introductory economics and courses in their research specialization. Starting with the fall semester of 2024, this is a two-year appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. The course load is 4 courses per year (2 per semester).

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The Economics Department is one of the strongest liberal-arts departments in the country, with 13 tenure-track faculty and a tradition of supporting the professional development of visiting faculty.

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications and demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see .


Candidates must have a Ph.D. completed by August 2024. The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials:
  • A brief cover letter describing your interest in this position and your qualifications for it
  • Your CV
  • Your job market paper
  • A statement presenting your approach to diversity, equity, and incusion, especially as it influences your ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.
  • Three letters of recommendation
Apply at: Applications will not be considered until letters of recommendation have been submitted. Please address any questions you may have to Megan Salladino, Economics Department at .

Applications received by March 1, 2024 will receive full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Swarthmore College

Since its founding in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers), Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good.

With a curriculum unmatched among liberal arts colleges of its size, Swarthmore offers more than 600 courses and undergraduate research opportunities—from the humanities and performing arts to the social and natural sciences and engineering.

Swarthmore’s idyllic, 425-acre arboretum campus features rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails. It is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia.

The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff—including different viewpoints, identities, and histories—contributes to the community’s strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.

Thank you for your interest in Swarthmore College. Swarthmore welcomes people who are not just looking for a job, but seeking a meaningful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Our highly selective liberal arts college is situated on a scenic suburban Philadelphia campus. Our mission focuses on providing students with the knowledge, insight, and experience they need to become leaders and agents of change on behalf of the common good.

As an employer, Swarthmore is committed to providing full opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability. We welcome, and seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including those with intercultural experience and demonstrated commitments to an inclusive workplace and world.

We recognize that attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff is critical to maintaining our academic standard of excellence. And so, in addition to competitive salaries, we offer a high quality, comprehensive employee benefits program.

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