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We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
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The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) at Northern Arizona
University (NAU) invites applications for a tenure-track position
in Economics to begin August 2022. We seek a dynamic scholar to
provide high quality instruction and develop an active research
program commensurate with the requirements of an AACSB accredited
business school. Individuals from a regionally accredited
institution or internationally accredited institution specializing
in environmental, ecological, behavioral, health, or development
economics will be given preference. ABDs will be considered but
will be appointed at the rank of instructor until degree is
completed. The doctorate must be completed within one year of date
Individuals are expected to teach a 3/3 load and will provide
instruction in support of major degree areas along with courses in
their area of specialization. NAU was recently designated a
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS) by the Hispanic Association of
Colleges and Universities (HACU). Teaching, mentoring, and
collaborating with a diverse student body is critical for faculty
success. Candidates will also have an opportunity to support
professional degree initiatives in the economics of healthcare risk
and policy. Faculty in the FCB maintain active research programs
and conduct interdisciplinary, community-oriented projects with a
number of units on campus. To better support community and business
adaptation to climate change related impacts, the following areas
of research are of particular interest: integrated ecosystem
assessment, climate change and community development, risk
management in multi-hazard environments, and environmental hazards
and community health outcomes.
- Doctorate in Economics, Applied Economics, or closely related
field from a regionally accredited institution (or internationally
accredited institution); ABDs will be considered but will be
appointed at the rank of instructor until the degree is conferred.
The doctorate must be completed within one year of the date of
- Demonstrated teaching experience in relevant economics
- Evidence of community outreach, community based projects, or
research in underserved communities.
- Research activities for qualification as a “Scholarly Academic”
and FCB Conditions of “Scholarly Activities ."
- Demonstrated excellence in working, teaching and communicating
with diverse constituencies.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching with one or more year(s)
teaching experience (or the equivalent in accumulated part-time
- Demonstrated success and a continuing commitment to publication
of scholarly work and grant procurement with interdisciplinary
A non-Ph.D. granting college, the FCB is a leading AACSB-accredited
provider of business education. The FCB educational experience is
characterized by high levels of faculty-student interaction. The
college offers undergraduate and graduate education, and has
enrollments of approximately 3,600 students. The FCB is known for
preparing outstanding, motivated professionals who are often first
generation college students.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569,
including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and
the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,
NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the
features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a
faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide
range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has
carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning,
forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural
diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,
Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of
Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
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Under the recent
executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees
of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, NAU
expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless
they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of
vaccination will be required by January 18, 2021. For questions
about vaccines and medical or religious accommodations, please
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an
Annual Security Report
. The report is a result of a federal
law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable
crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years
and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep
students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other
emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual Security Report
for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus
student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and
procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for
fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact
the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms
of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System
(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on November 22, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
the end of the job description if viewing this position through the
NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,
proceed to nau.jobs
follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate
, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the
Application must include: (1)
a cover letter highlighting
your particular qualifications for this position; (2)
curriculum vitae; (3)
recent teaching evaluations (4)
current working paper or recently published “job talk” manuscript;
names and contact information for three references.
Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Any questions about the position should be addressed to Kay Pinto,
Executive Assistant of The W. A. Franke College of Business,
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.