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Full Time, Non-tenure Track, Term Position in Economics

University of Minnesota Duluth
Minnesota, United States
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Jan 19, 2022

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University of Minnesota Duluth

Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Department of Economics and Health Care Management

Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, One-Year Term Position in Economics



JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, if the candidate has a Ph.D.; Instructor if ABD or Master’s qualified

APPOINTMENT START DATE: Appointment begins August 22, 2022; classes begin August 29, 2022 

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Review of complete applications will begin on February 18, 2022, and

continue until the position is filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-Time, 9-month, non-tenure track position in the Department of Economics and Health Care Management in the area of Economics.



[Click here for a detailed Prospectus outlining this opportunity]

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, one-year term faculty position in the area of Economics at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching and service. The individual will teach undergraduate core courses in the area of Economics (Principles) and introductory statistics courses (e.g. Business Statistics). Within this position, there also exists the potential for the hire to teach an introductory Finance course (e.g. Corporate Finance). Currently, the teaching load is seven sections (21 credits) per academic year. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individual will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. Though there are no research expectations associated with this position, funding is available for those interested in conducting scholarly research. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person in the life of the school.


The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school’s programs. There are currently 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Heath Care Management, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE’s website at

Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial   Lift Bridge, annually. As a popular tourist destination, Duluth is visited by 6.5 million people annually, accounting for a $950 million economic impact. Duluth is also the hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota and is home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at



    Applicants must have a Master’s degree (MBA or other equivalent graduate degree, including ABD status) with a curricular emphasis in the field of Economics, from a major accredited national or international university.  If the applicant has a Master’s degree and is not ABD or Ph.D., they must have relevant and significant work experience (3+ years) that demonstrates active involvement in their discipline since the time of the Master’s degree completion.  Effective communication skills. Applicants must have experience teaching at least one university-level course as instructor or teaching assistant. Significant experience in either training or public speaking within an organized setting can substitute for teaching experience.  Applicants must meet conditions for one of the four 2020 AACSB faculty qualifications [Scholarly Academic (SA), Practice Academic (PA), Scholarly Practitioner (SP), or Instructional Practitioner (IP)] as defined by LSBE:



    Ph.D. in Economics from a regionally accredited institution.  Experience independently teaching an introductory course in Macroeconomics at the college level to a diverse group of students. Experience independently teaching an introductory course in business statistics at the college level to a diverse group of students. Experience independently teaching an introductory course in Finance at the college level to a diverse group of students. Demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods, in a classroom and experience teaching online courses.  Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job openings 345623. 


Applicants must upload required documents as attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application: (1) cover letter (2) current curriculum vitae (3) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available. 

Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4) may not be reviewed.


Important: Documents (1) and (2) are uploaded during the application.  Attachments (3) (4), and (5) are uploaded after submitting the application. 


Once you have submitted your application, select the VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS by clicking the ellipse in the upper, right hand corner of your screen. Select MY JOB APPLICATIONS. Once you have reached the next screen, there is a section to upload the additional documents, (3) official or unofficial transcripts, (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community,  and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.  LSBE does not sponsor H-1 visas for term positions. The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications on February 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Dr. Neil A. Wilmot, Chair-Screening Committee

Department of Economics and Health Care Management,

 Labovitz School of Business and Economics

330K LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive

Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: 218-726-7439; Fax: 218-726-6509



If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.


Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.


If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.


We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans to apply.


The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.



The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.


The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:



Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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