Professor of Economics

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The Department of Economics and Business at Hope College seeks candidates for a tenure-track opening in economics to begin in the fall semester of 2023. We expect to hire at the assistant level, but excellent candidates with more experience may also be considered. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with a productive research agenda, should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college, and should have a mature commitment to and understanding of the historic Christian faith. All areas of specialization will be considered. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Economics or expect to complete their Ph.D. by July 2023.

Teaching responsibilities normally include introductory classes in either macroeconomics or microeconomics and upper-level theory courses or electives that fit with the interests and skills of the faculty member. The standard teaching load is three courses (two preps) per semester.

Hope College is a Christian residential liberal arts undergraduate college committed to creating a diverse, ecumenical Christian academic community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith and its relationship to their academic disciplines. The economics program within the Department of Economics and Business features (i) a comprehensive economics curriculum that prepares students for success in graduate school along with a grounding in the liberal arts; (ii) an intimate academic environment that includes opportunities for local and global experiential learning and student/faculty collaboration, and (iii) Christian perspectives that inform both curriculum content and teaching pedagogy.

Further information on Hope College and its mission can be found at and at; the department’s website is at



Ph.D. in Economics or expected completion of Ph.D. by July 2023; demonstrated ability to combine teaching excellence with productive research; commitment to the character and goals of the liberal arts; a mature commitment to and understanding of the historic Christian faith.


Application Instructions:

Questions can be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Stephen Smith, at Formal applications with all relevant materials—cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable for application), evidence of teaching excellence and experience, a statement describing how the candidate’s faith and vocation as an economist align with Hope’s mission and Christian aspirations, a sample research paper, and a short statement describing the candidate’s research agenda—are to be submitted electronically to our website
In addition, please enter the contact information for three references for the application.

Interviews will begin on or after January 2, 2023. Candidates who are available at the Southern Economic Association meetings in November 2022 can send a note to if they want to discuss the position informally.