Ottawa University’s Gwartney Institute for Freedom, Justice, and Human Flourishing (GI) is seeking to fill a tenure-track (12 month) associate or assistant professor position to help lead the institute in its mission to create a unique scholarly and educational environment for the examination and study of economic freedom and social justice, and their role in the advancement of human flourishing.
The Institute will promote clarity in the understanding of both economic freedom and social justice, communicating their contribution to more purposeful, creative, and satisfying lives. The central focus of the Institute will be to recognize the engagement between people and social institutions along with the economic, political, religious, and cultural factors that shape them.
The primary responsibilities of this position will be speaking engagements, Institute activities/events, instruction at the University, and publications with both popular and scholarly outlets. Speaking engagements at high schools and other venues will serve two primary functions: first to recruit student scholars through exposure to the Institute and OU in general and secondly to promote economic education in the high school curriculum through meetings with high school teachers and administrators. The Institute leader will build a national profile through social and other media, and be an expert that national news outlets will turn to for input regarding how economic freedom and/or social justice impact human flourishing. A secondary responsibility will be teaching five courses per year which could be phased in to allow for focused efforts on Institute growth during the first year. Furthermore, the director will work with the OU Advancement office on future funding of Institute initiatives, including meeting with potential donors and building an annual report.
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University (www.ottawa.edu) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University’s traditional campuses are located in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona. In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and graduate level at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Colleges and School of Business, and is a member of the North Central Association.
Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions.
The Institute will consider candidates with a doctorate in economics, finance, or law (or a closely related field). The candidate should ideally have a good publication record in the areas of economic freedom and/or social justice and be interested in how the Christian faith and other religions interact with those areas. This person will be an effective teacher; strong in both public speaking and writing. The position will be located at the campus in Ottawa, Kansas and will create pathways that connect Angell Snyder School of Business to the University’s other sites in Kansas, Arizona, Wisconsin, Indiana, and online. Location assignment at our campus in Surprise Arizona could be a secondary alternative. Limited travel to the undergraduate residential campus in Surprise, AZ will be expected for some programming activities. Our multi-campus structure will create opportunities for students to engage in Institute activities across campuses.
A completed Application for Employment is required at http://www.ottawa.edu/Careers as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information should be emailed to email@example.com.
Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.
Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, family and marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.