Assistant Professor of Economics

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Economics

Department:   Business

Reports To:  Chair, Department of Business

Location:   On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   9 month

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N  

Summary Description:  The ideal candidate for this tenure-track position will have a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to scholarly activities, and a desire to contribute to the academic and professional development of students.  

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  1. To plan and deliver lectures, develop course assignments and grade student work. 
  2. To advise and mentor students on academic paths and career matters. 
  3. To update and revise current course materials, in addition to developing new courses or programs as needed.
  4. To support the University through committee service and attendance at required events.
  5. To conduct the appropriate level of research and/or attend conferences to stay current in field of expertise. 

Education:  Candidates for the position must have a minimum of a Master of Economics. A terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. in economics, Ph.D. in business with an economics specialization or a DBA with a major in economics is preferred.  Candidates with at least 18 graduate semester hours in statistics and/or teaching experience are preferred.  

Experience:   Preferably at least 1 year experience.

Required Skills:  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.