Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Opening

Job Description

The Department of Economics at Calvin College is seeking a qualified candidate for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor position, starting in August 2018.  This individual must be qualified and able to teach introductory and/or intermediate courses in Economics.  We seek candidates who are also able to teach courses dealing with Regional Economies (Africa, Asia or Latin America) and/or Emerging Economies in addition to another field course.  Excellent teaching, student mentoring and quality research are required.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics or directly related field from an accredited university.

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. They are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

Other Requirements
Faith and Educational Commitment

1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.

Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

Faculty Resources

Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).

About Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vita, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to the chair of the Economics Department, Evert Van Der Heide, evheide@calvin.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.