Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Economics

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Economics

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months


Summary: The Economics Department at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the start date.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses in Economics, including the following: Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Econometrics, and Behavioral Economics, as well as topical and interdisciplinary courses that will serve our newly revised general education curriculum. An ability to teach Finance and related classes in our new Financial Economics major is also highly useful. Commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will engage students in research and academic advising. Typical teaching load is six units per year. Additionally, the department is beginning a curricular redesign and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to this process. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. prior to the start date.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program and scholarship agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the scientific community are supported.

The Economics Department:

The Economics department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our curriculum gives students a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied quantitative Economics. Our graduates are ready for professional careers, graduate school, and law school. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive. 

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022 and continue until filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment and demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness; a research statement; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

Bob Cunningham

Chair, Department of Economics

C/O Necalli Torres,

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduate and graduate students  thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit

Story published on October 13, 2022