JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Michigan State University

This listing is inactive.
College of Social Science
Department of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461902
Date Posted: 11/14/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Instructor
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A -- General Economics and Teaching
Principles Teaching
Large-Class Teaching
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Subject to the approval of the Office of the Provost, the Department of Economics at Michigan State University in East Lansing seeks applications for a full-time instructor with an expected start date of August 16, 2019 and it will be on an academic year basis. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Candidates must be able to teach microeconomics and macroeconomics principles courses in a large-class environment. Experience teaching intermediate level courses and experience with online instruction is also desirable.

Ideal candidates will have an established record of high-quality teaching. However, candidates with less experience will be considered, especially new PhDs who have taught large classes as part of their graduate training. A PhD is desirable, but candidates with a strong teaching record who do not have a PhD will be considered carefully.

This position involves a 3/3 teaching load. This is a non-tenure-track position with multi-year contracts available. Compensation is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

The search will continue until the position is filled. For most favorable consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2018. We plan to interview promising candidates at the AEA winter meetings in January, 2019 in Atlanta.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Candidates should have three letters of recommendation emailed to with applicant's name in subject field.
Application Instructions:
All applicants must apply on line. Please go to to apply or to for instructions on applying. All applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, and evidence of teaching excellence plus a statement on contributions to diversity document. Candidates should have three letters of recommendation emailed to with applicant’s name in subject field. Questions should be directed to that same email address.