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Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
South Dakota State University

Proposed Rank and Function:
Assistant Professor of Economics, tenure-track, nine-month, academic appointment

Beginning Date: August 2016

Each academic year teaching responsibilities will include instructing five courses in economics and mathematical and quantitative methods.  Research responsibilities will include maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized research program in economics.  Service responsibilities will include academically advising undergraduate students, directing and advising graduate-student research, and participating in outreach efforts associated with the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Economics or related discipline, e.g. Applied Economics.  ABD candidates acceptable with assurance of completion prior to hiring.  Broadly, teaching and research field areas associated with this position correspond to JEL codes C00 (Mathematical and Quantitative Methods), D00 (General Microeconomics), and E00 (General Macroeconomics).  Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.  Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include a doctoral-level field area or emphasis in econometrics, a research record in peer-reviewed, high-quality journals that demonstrates advances in or innovative uses of quantitative techniques, the ability to conduct interdisciplinary research, a record of grant-proposal writing, and experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in economic theory and quantitative methods, including operations research, business statistics, and econometrics.

Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline:
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by
June 13, 2016.

Application Process:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; curriculum vitae; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or if you require assistance with this process.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Joseph Santos at or (605) 688-4846.

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