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Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance

Muhlenberg College

Job Description

The Accounting, Business, Economics and Finance (ABEF) Department at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor for the 2023-2024 academic year. Candidates will be expected to teach corporation finance (Fall 2023), principles of macroeconomics (Spring 2024), and economics or finance electives in the candidate’s field of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute an elective in finance. This is a non-tenure-track position with a teaching load of three courses per semester. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Economics, Finance, or a closely related field at the start of appointment in August 2023. A three bedroom, partner, family, and pet-friendly College-owned home, adjacent to campus, is available for rent and is being held for the candidate who accepts this position.

The ABEF department is committed to outstanding teaching that supports and encourages our increasingly diverse student population through innovative and inclusive pedagogies. We are committed to hiring and supporting faculty who can contribute to our development of a culturally diverse community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

As part of the College’s sequential approach for the health and safety of our campus community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire (absent an approved medical or religious exemption). Successful completion of background checks, including but not limited to child abuse clearance, education and criminal background are also required.

The College & Surrounding Area: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a private, four-year residential, liberal arts college committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion. Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as pre-professional programs in law, health, and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Visiting faculty have access to a wide range of professional development resources, including but not limited to pedagogical workshops, facilitated interdisciplinary course collaborations, mentoring from the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and membership resources from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. As part of eastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a diverse city of 125,000, located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. As the third largest city in the state, and along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks and recreational opportunities, and a rich blend of diverse cuisine.

To receive full consideration, candidates should upload the following as a single PDF: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research interests; 2) a statement that explains how their teaching and research will contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community including working with diverse communities and supporting underrepresented populations; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) sample teaching materials, including syllabi and assignments, with evidence of excellent teaching; and, 5) names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates submitting materials by March 31, 2023 will be assured full consideration. Please direct any inquiries regarding position responsibilities and requirements to Dr. Lindsey Nagy, Program Director of the Economics and Finance Programs, at lindseynagy@muhlenberg.edu. Questions regarding Muhlenberg’s Workday Career Portal may be directed to hr@muhlenberg.edu. To initiate your application, please click here to be directed to our Career Portal.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to inclusive excellence and the College's Diversity Strategic Plan.

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