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Visiting Professor of Economics

Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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

Job Details

Luther College seeks a one-year term faculty position in economics to begin Fall 2024. The rank is open and determined based on credentials and qualifications of the applicant whose academic preparation and/or professional experience in economics has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to academic excellence, which includes fostering inclusion and belonging, in teaching, research and community engagement. Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a population of sixteen hundred students located in Decorah, IA.  Our faculty and students are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs, athletics, sustainability, and service.  Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages. Coming from 40 states and 62 countries, 13% of our students are domestic students of color and 13% are international students.

Our location in the beautiful Driftless region of northeast Iowa offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns.  The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture, specialty retail, dining and tourism.  In a scenic rural setting, we are an easy 70-mile drive to three urban areas including Rochester, MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.     

Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support includes a robust orientation program, new faculty workshops, travel funds, faculty mentoring groups, programming by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and other opportunities. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, in particular ethnic, racial and gender groups are encouraged to become a candidate for the following position. 

Positions and Qualifications:  Luther College seeks a Visiting Professor (open-rank) or Instructor of Economics for a one-year term position to begin late August 2024. Applicants from all ranks will be considered. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be ABD. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence or the potential for teaching excellence, a commitment to mentoring students, and a passion for the liberal arts. Strong applicants from all fields will be considered, although preference will be given to candidates whose qualifications support successfully teaching development economics or industrial organization courses. Upon hire, candidates are invited to participate in proposing curriculum, program modifications and teach courses in accordance with program needs. We seek candidates who demonstrate professional excellence and effectiveness in training/teaching and mentoring, with a commitment to creating equitable experiences for underrepresented communities. The Center for Learning and Teaching team and department colleagues provide mentorship and professional development for instructional strategies and technologies in residential (primary teaching modality), hybrid and online courses. The successful candidate will pursue research and professional development activity to support their teaching interests.  

Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Apply at Applicant’s dossier will include:

  • letter of application (please summarize how your background qualifies you for this position and briefly reflect on the strengths you would bring to Luther College)
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement concerning teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required when hired)
  • contact details for three references (requests for letters of recommendation will be sent later in the search process)

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Steve Holland, Search Chair, Department of Economics, Accounting, and Management, 700 College Drive, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101; phone: (563) 387-1130; email:   Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website and the departmental website Questions regarding the application process should be directed to


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