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Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics

Apply now Job no: 493586
Work type: Faculty (Non-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 for a Visiting Assistant Professor from candidates with a primary area of Heterodox Economics, with some combination of the following fields: Ecological, Economic History, Finance, Labor, History of Economic Thought, and Public Policy. Candidates will be expected to teach our core economic courses, including ECO 202, and Economics in Historical Perspectives, along with conducting electives on their fields of interest.

ECO 202 Introduces students to economics as a social science in which ideas and issues grow out of a historical context. ECO 202 also examines the evolution of the relationships among societies and institutions in different economic systems and highlights the emergence of diverse economic perspectives in their historical context. Principles and tools will be developed and applied for understanding historical and contemporary economic and social issues.

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 four courses a semester, including the core courses in the major and electives.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
  • The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution. 

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 the application.

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

Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2024 and initial interviews will be conducted during the first week of March.

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. 

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