Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Economics


Department: Economics

 Job Status: Full-time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To: Department Chair

Grade/Level: Ph.D. or A.B.D 

Amount of Travel Required: None

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00-5:00 

Positions Supervised: None


The Department of Economics at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Economics. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics or a closely related field. Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

The beautiful campus of Benedictine College is situated in picturesque Atchison, KS on the bluffs above the Missouri River. Atchison is within an hour drive of major cities such as Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Lawrence, and Topeka as well as 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport. Benedictine College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2100 students and is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. Candidates should, in their cover letter, address how they would operate in this context.


The essential function is to teach courses in economics, preferably in macroeconomics. Knowledge of and commitment to Catholic social teaching will be a positive factor in the hiring decision. Otherwise, field of specialization is open. A typical course load is 12 credit hours per semester. Courses vary in number of credit hours, but the teaching load typically requires teaching 3-4 courses per semester. Preference will be given to candidates who are committed to teaching excellence. Additional responsibilities include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community. The successful candidate will maintain a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests.



Application Materials Needed

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Research statement that addresses fostering undergraduate research
  • Statement on how you would contribute to the college’s Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts identity 
  • Contact information for three professional references


A Ph.D. or ABD in economics


Preference will be given to candidates with relevant teaching experience and/or demonstrated potential.


Physical Abilities 

Stand O   

Walk O   

Sit O  

Handling / Fingering O   

Reach Outward N 

Reach Above Shoulder N 

Climb N 

Crawl N 

Squat or Kneel N 

Bend N 

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less N 

13-25 lbs N 

26-40 lbs N 

41-100 lbs N 

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs N

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N 

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C  (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)