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Assistant Professor of Economics

Apply now Job no: 493571
Work type: Faculty (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 from candidates with a primary area of financial economics and some combination of the following fields: microeconomics, behavioral finance, financial econometrics, public economics and policy. Candidates will be expected to conduct electives on financial economics and in their other fields of interest, to contribute to teaching our core economics courses, and to offer courses in the college’s general educational program.

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 three courses a semester, including the core courses in the major, electives, and general education courses for non-economics students. Candidates must have a PhD in Economics in hand or firmly expected by September 2024 and ideal candidates will possess excellence in teaching at the instructor level or above and a record of scholarship.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers—Orlando, FL. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • PhD in hand by September 1, 2024 preferred, ABD will be considered.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the instructor level or above.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a liberal arts education that includes a student- centered approach to teaching and learning, which provides students with critical thinking skills and a broader knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • Ability to successfully teach and advise a diverse group of students.
  • Ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, scholarship and service.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  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 application

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

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and initial interviews will be conducted concurrent to the 2024 ASSA conference.

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Benefits &

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

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