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Assistant Professor - Department of Economics - Two Positions

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Department of Economics - Two Positions
Position Number 1407, 1461
Posting Number F1041
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Business
Department 100330 - College of Business-Instruction
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

The Department of Economics in the College of Business at James Madison University invites applications for two tenure track appointments at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2018.

About the Department: Economics at James Madison University is a strong and successful department with a talented and diverse faculty. JMU economics graduates have distinguished themselves in a variety of careers. In addition to its major programs, the economics department supports the College of Business and programs across campus with top-quality instruction.

About the College: The College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2016, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the school’s undergraduate program #18 among public universities in the nation, and #41 overall, and the Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation in the Best Online Information Security MBA Programs ranking. The college includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Sales, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, California Pizza Kitchen, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage with the College. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has over 4,000 students in its AACSB accredited programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities

All applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. One position is reserved for a candidate with teaching and research interest in the field of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. Candidates with teaching and research interest in Open Economy Macroeconomics are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong empirical focus in their research and solid Econometrics background. The second position is reserved for a candidate with teaching and research interest in Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Applied Econometrics. Candidates with a field in General Economics, who are willing to teach in Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, and Environmental Economics, will also be considered.


Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred but ABD’s will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate a high level of scholarship and provide evidence of quality teaching.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/13/2017
Beginning Review Date 10/14/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Minimum Reference(s) Required 3
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Additional Posting Information

To apply, go to and reference posting number F1041 and complete the faculty profile and attach the following no later than December 1, 2017 for consideration for interviews at the ASSA/AEA Meetings in Philadelphia:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Cover letter – PLEASE SPECIFY the position for which you are applying on the top of your cover letter
3. Unofficial academic transcript
4. Teaching evaluations

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

For questions, please contact Dr. Ehsan Ahmed, Department of Economics, MSC 0204, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  4. Course Evaluations
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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