Open Faculty Job Opportunities

Department of Economics, Tenure Track Positions

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the Department of Economics beginning Fall Semester 2020. The rank will be Assistant Professor (PhD) or Instructor (ABD) depending on qualifications. Teaching load is 3/2. Teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have a commitment to high-quality teaching, a highly promising research program, and a keen interest in working closely with undergraduate students. Our department is known for the pluralism of its curriculum, and our faculty include individuals from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. In your materials and cover letter, please explain how your professional skills and experience will further strengthen our culture of pluralistic open inquiry and enhance F&M’s diversity and equity efforts. 
Position A
JEL Classifications:


Current Heterodox Approaches

I3 Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
J Labor and Demographic Economics

Keywords: Equity, Inequality, Justice, Labor Economics, Political Economy, Poverty 

The general area of specialization desired is Labor Economics and Political Economy of Inequality. We are particularly interested in someone who can teach courses on the Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants. The candidate will be expected to teach core introductory and intermediate level courses (e.g., Micro, Statistics), in addition to courses in one or more of the areas listed above, and to contribute to the College’s General Education curriculum, Connections. 

Position B
JEL Classifications:

E Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
E01 Measurement and Data on National Income Accounts and Wealth, Environmental Accounts
E02 Institutions and the Macroeconomy
E2 Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy
F International Economics

International Finance

F54 Colonialism * Imperialism * Postcolonialism
F6 Economic Impacts of Globalization

Keywords: Macroeconomy, International Finance, National Income Accounts, GDP Alternatives, Institutions, Postcolonialism, Globalization

The candidate will be expected to teach core introductory and intermediate level courses (Principles and Intermediate Macro), in addition to courses in one or more of the areas listed above, and to contribute to the College’s General Education curriculum, Connections.

For either position, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), teaching and research statements, a diversity statement, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample through Interfolio Position A or Position B.

Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 31, 2019.

Optional Consideration for Supplemental Appointment at F&M:

The person selected for either one of these two tenure-track positions may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar.  These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. Selected finalists that meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as F&M (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholars. If selected as a M/HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track. The M/HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and highlight any previous work in this area in their diversity statement.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, we will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Tami Lantz, the department’s academic coordinator (, 717-358-3916).