The Division of Accounting, Finance, MIS, and Economics in the College of Business at Governors State University seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate will be academically qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Economics with a preference for candidates with teaching experience or expertise in International Economics, Development, and Macroeconomics. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, interest in non-traditional and diverse student populations, ability or interest in teaching high quality remote or online courses, a collegial approach to working with colleagues, interest in developing curriculum, evidence or a potential of for distinguished scholarship consistent with tenure-track and AACSB expectations for Scholarly Academic faculty, and evidence or potential for substantive professional and university service. Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations. The AACSB-accredited College of Business provides an accessible, high quality education to a diverse student body primarily from the Chicago metropolitan area. We actively engage in research and service, which impact the business and academic community and society. We empower our students with the knowledge, skills and ethical perspectives needed to succeed in a technologically sophisticated global society. We value excellence, continuous improvement, diversity, and accountability. Interested individuals are invited to complete an application and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and list of three references with their contact information.
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