Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics

Job Posted 2/6/2024
Rollins College
Orlando, FL
United States
Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics

Job no: 493586

Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)

Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL

Categories: Economics

Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Economics at Rollins College welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor from candidates with a primary area of Heterodox Economics, with some combination of the following fields: Ecological, Economic History, Finance, Labor, History of Economic Thought, and Public Policy. Candidates will be expected to teach our core economic courses, including ECO 202, and Economics in Historical Perspectives, along with conducting electives on their fields of interest.

ECO 202 Introduces students to economics as a social science in which ideas and issues grow out of a historical context. ECO 202 also examines the evolution of the relationships among societies and institutions in different economic systems and highlights the emergence of diverse economic perspectives in their historical context. Principles and tools will be developed and applied for understanding historical and contemporary economic and social issues.

The department expects the ideal candidate to also be attracted to exploring alternative conceptual and ideological perspectives and to contribute to a pluralist economics department and evolving curriculum. The teaching load is four courses a semester, including the core courses in the major and electives.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

  • The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution. 

Instructions to Applicants:

  1. Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy in a liberal arts institution, a brief discussion of potential electives you have an interest in conducting, your interest in joining a pluralist department,  and finally, a statement of research interests.

  2. Curriculum vitae 

  3. Provide three reference names and email addresses on the application.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Philip Kozel, Search Committee Chair at

Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2024 and initial interviews will be conducted during the first week of March.

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