Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Economics in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor of Economics

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 201800254F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 90,000-106,000

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our department has a longstanding tradition of methodological and intellectual pluralism. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neoclassical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics. We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis. Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 40

% Teaching 50

% Service 10

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/12/2018

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date 08/16/2019

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Economics at Colorado State University invites applications for a full-time, entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor whose primary research and teaching interests include economic history or history of economic thought. Candidates whose research complements the Department’s existing graduate fields in political economy, environmental, regional, public, development or international economics, or who can contribute to teaching graduate core theory in either microeconomics or macroeconomics are encouraged to apply. The Department values both strong teaching and research, offering programs of study leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The successful candidate shall have a primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in economic history or history of economic thought, with additional teaching assignments dependent on the candidate’s interests and expertise as well as departmental needs, and contribute to the department in service. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. Tenure requires both scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

PhD must be completed by the time the appointment begins on August 16, 2019. Assistant Professor-level position. Primary research and teaching interests include economic history or history of economic thought. Evidence of potential for distinguished undergraduate and graduate teaching and significant research and publication in economic history or history of economic thought.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Research complements the Department’s existing graduate fields, or could contribute to teaching graduate core theory in microeconomics or macroeconomics. Effectively described suitability for the position as well as how teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter describing their suitability for the position, CV, research and teaching statements, job market paper (to be uploaded to the writing samples slot) and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references who will be contacted to submit letters of recommendation. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of an application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Please inform your references that letters must be uploaded by November 19, 2018 for full consideration of a complete application. Letters should be addressed to: Economics Search Chair, Economics History Search. Routine inquiries should be directed to Search Support at Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Economics. For full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 12, 2018, 11:59 pm (MT).

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Ramaa Vasudevan,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising


Teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and graduate advising

Percentage Of Time 50

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research


Academic research, publication and engaged scholarship

Percentage Of Time 40

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service


Departmental, University and professional service responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Research Philosophy

  • Writing Samples

Optional Documents