Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Economics at Calvin University invites applications for a tenure-track position in economics at the level of assistant or associate professor, to start in August 2020.  Qualified individuals must have a Ph.D. in economics, or directly related field, from an accredited university. Top candidates will have a track record of excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship. The department is open to applications from any specialization; however, it particularly welcomes candidates in the following areas: applied econometrics, health economics, and macroeconomics.


Current teaching responsibilities are at the undergraduate level. However, the economics department is exploring future post-baccalaureate courses and programs in economics. The teaching load at Calvin is typically three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. Course sections are small, typically between twelve and thirty students. Calvin faculty are eligible to apply for scholarly support including course release time and undergraduate summer research assistant(s). In addition to teaching, Calvin faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on university and departmental committees.


Calvin University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

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Faith and Educational Commitment
  1. Commitment to the Christian faith. 
  2. Commitment to the integration of one’s faith with learning, particularly in one’s area of expertise as well as in student development. 
  3. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  See Educating for Shalom
Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives. 


Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vitae, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship, to Dr. Becky Haney, Chair of the Department of Economics (bhaney@calvin.edu).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.