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Visiting Scholar - Economics

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
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Apr 5, 2024

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Visiting Instructor - Economics

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Visiting Scholar - Economics

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The SUNY Cortland Economics Department is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning in Fall 2024. This position is offered as part of the PRODiG+ (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth) program designed to advance SUNY’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout the fellowship, the successful candidate will receive mentoring on how to thrive as a faculty member at a comprehensive college, balancing the demands of teaching and research. Upon completion of the two year fellowship, the candidate will have the opportunity to be considered for a tenure-track position.
The successful candidate will become a part of our dynamic and expanding Economics Department, which boasts over 500 undergraduate majors and includes fourteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Our diverse curriculum supports undergraduate majors in economics and business economics, as well as our emerging interdisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship and health management. The Economics Department faculty are dedicated teachers, productive scholars, and engaged members of the campus community. SUNY Cortland aims to attract faculty members who can contribute to a campus that embraces diversity, practices inclusion, and fosters a supportive environment for all individuals.

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach a reduced load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) for the duration of the two-year program. The teaching load will include the opportunity to teach at least one course per year which addresses equity and inclusion as part of its content.
  • Maintain regular office hours and provide advising and mentoring to students in support of an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

  • Develop an active research agenda.

  • Regularly engage in service to the department, school, college, and community.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
Required Qualifications
  • Be eligible to work in the United States without a visa sponsorship;
  • Have a PhD or relevant terminal degree in Economics, Political Economy, Business or a closely related field from an accredited institution completed prior to start date;
  • Demonstrate personal, academic, and/or work experience engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or a commitment to facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Such experience may include, but is not limited to, an academic/scholarly track record focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; work, volunteer/ unpaid/community service; or related experience/expertise in serving underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations;
  • Demonstrate potential for scholarly productivity.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who
  • Are current SUNY students, alumni, and/or Fellows;
  • Are from a low-income background (e.g., Pell-eligible as undergraduates), were first-generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree), have overcome adversity;
  • Are AmeriCorps alumni, or are veterans. (i.e., consistent with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SUNY Admissions resolution adopted by the SUNY Board of Trustees in September 2023).”
  • Have prior college teaching experience.
The PRODiG+ Fellowship is open to any and all prospective candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex, and is consistent with all current governing federal and state nondiscrimination law. All application submissions will be assessed and evaluated in accordance with the required eligibility criteria.

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Documents Required to Apply:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Professional References Contact Information (minimum of 3)
  • An essay of 750 words or less that addresses the following: “Please describe how you’ve engaged, facilitated, and/or enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Examples could include personal, academic, and/or work experience and may include, but is not limited to, an academic/scholarly track record focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; work, volunteer/unpaid/community service; or related experience/expertise in serving underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations.”
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement outlining your research plan for the next two years.
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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