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Associate or Full Professor and Kenneth White and James Xander Professorship in Economics

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Unleash Your Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.The OpportunityThe Department of Economics, located in the College of Business at University of Central Florida (UCF), invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor and Kenneth White and James Xander Professorship in Economics. The scholar who holds the professorship will be a key faculty member of distinguished reputation who will engage in teaching, research, and scholarly activities relating to economics.The professorship is endowed, open to any field in economics, and carries a three-course teaching load.This is a nine-month tenured position with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2024.Minimum Qualifications:


  • A Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Nationally recognized as an expert in economics with a publication record consistent with a tenured associate or full professor in the UCF Department of Economics.
  • A record of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by past departmental, college, university or professional association recognition for contributions to teaching.
  • A record of working with Ph.D. students in economics or related disciplines.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A publication record that demonstrates the ability to publish in the best general interest or field journals in economics.
    • The ability to reach and inspire heterogeneous students whose training varies substantially.
    • Willingness to offer an economics course to the general student population in an effort to attract students to the college and show them the power and reach of the economic way of thinking.
      Additional Application Materials Required:UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, . In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit (1) a cover letter that addresses how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) the names of three individuals who may be asked to provide a professional reference, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness.The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.Questions regarding this search should be directed to: Professor Uluc Aysun, Chair of the Search Committee, at .Special Instructions to the Applicants:N/AJob Close Date:Open until filledNote to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as 'Open until filled' may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.Are Benefits Important to You?Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

      • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
      • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
      • Retirement savings options.
      • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
      • Education assistance.
      • Flexible work environment.
        And more...For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website ().Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.Additional Requirements related to Research PositionsPursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.DepartmentCollege of Business Administration (CBA) - EconomicsWork SchedulevariesType of AppointmentRegularExpected SalaryNegotiableEqual Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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