The Department of Business Administration and Economics at Simpson College seeks an Assistant Professor of Economics for a tenure-track position beginning on or around August 20, 2021. The Department of Business Administration and Economics is a vibrant department that houses seven different majors of study and numerous minors. Faculty work closely with students in small classroom settings and through advising; business students have excellent internship and job placement. Graduates report a high level of satisfaction with their experiences in the department and feel well-prepared for their careers.
Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks a colleague who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purposes of living lives of leadership within a creative and diverse community. The main campus is located in the Des Metropolitan Area, just 15 minutes from the capital.
Applicants should send a cover letter, current curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcript, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-to-two-page description of innovative teaching methods used in the classroom, a one-page Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement indicating how you would will address DEI issues through teaching, scholarship, and/or service in accordance with Simpson College’s mission and value statement (Simpson.edu/about-simpson-college/mission-philosophy), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: email@example.com with the subject line: ECONOMIC SEARCH.
Prof. Mark Juffernbruch, Chair, Department of Business Administration and Economics, Simpson College
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2021.
We recognize that many great ideas and discoveries are a result of a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Simpson College provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.
Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred, although individuals with ABD will be considered. The candidate will teach in a variety of areas, with emphasis on trade and finance, principles of economics, forecasting, and business analytics. The teaching load is six courses per year.
About Simpson Colege
Simpson’s 85-acre campus Indianola campus is a beautiful space and where the majority of classes are offered to their students. Located in south-central Iowa, just 12 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson’s main location gives students the best of both worlds: the friendly atmosphere of a college town with the benefit of living near an exciting metropolitan area. Indianola is host to many nationally known events, including the Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Classic, which features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions and family entertainment. The vibrant, small-town community also has a multitude of choices for entertainment including state parks and trails for recreation, a golf course and many unique restaurants, shops and movie theatres within walking distance of campus.
Greater Des Moines, Iowa
Simpson’s second campus is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines metro area, and serves adult and graduate students. The West Des Moines campus is easy to access, has efficient classrooms, and an environment devoted to learning for students who likely are balancing work and family life as they return to school. Classes offe...red at the West Des Moines campus are targeted towards Simpson’s continuing and graduate students who are looking to take classes at night or closer to home.