Assistant Professor of Economics (closed)

Date Posted: 09/12/2014

Soka University of America is seeking to make one tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning in the Fall of 2015, and we invite applications. Our primary areas of interest are development economics and international economics. The position requires regular teaching of Macroeconomics. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in an inclusive, multidisciplinary environment with a diverse group of students and faculty. The standard full-time faculty teaching load is five courses per year, including two courses in SUA’s cross-disciplinary general education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, Learning Cluster or Pacific Basin; for course descriptions see our catalog at The candidate should have and maintain an active research program. A Ph.D., or all requirements for the Ph.D., must be completed by September 2015. We also welcome applications from those seeking positions at the advanced assistant professor level.

Soka University of America is a four year liberal arts institution located in the town of Aliso Viejo in southern Orange County, California.  The university is ranked 41st in the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges category of the 2014 US News and World Report Annual College Rankings.  It offers a challenging liberal arts education with a Pacific Basin focus. The university has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Additionally, the college aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through small class sizes, mentorship of senior theses (capstones), and student involvement in faculty research. Soka University of America is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

Applicants should send a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, professional papers, a statement of their teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of their research interests written for a general audience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference must be submitted on their behalf.

Deadline for application and supporting materials: November 21, 2014. All materials must be sent to:

Economics Position c/o:
Edward M. Feasel, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Fax: (949) 480-4263

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer