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Seeking Assistant Professor of Political Economy

POLITICAL ECONOMY. The University of Michigan’s Organizational Studies Program and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Political Economy.  This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2016.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar trained in economics (or with a strong background in economics) and dedicated to undergraduate teaching, who can pursue the analysis of economic, social, political, and/or institutional questions. The successful candidate should be able to offer undergraduate courses in industrial and institutional organization or the history of American business and government and a larger course on research methods and the evaluation of evidence. The candidate should also be able to offer an introductory course on political economy approached from perspectives anchored in economics as well as upper level electives on possible topics such as grassroots economic development, the economics of urban crisis, or the economic impact of crime and of criminal justice.

Applications must include: cover letter addressed to “Chair, Organizational Studies and Residential College Search Committee”, CV,  writing sample (no more than 25 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards), statement of current and future research plans and three letters of recommendation.

Please visit our application portal or email us with questions.

Deadline for submission of applications is November 30, 2015. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.