Assistant Professor in Economics
Advertiser: Forward College
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 29 Boulevard Bourdon, Paris, 75004, France
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 21 May 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 4 Jun 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2023.
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Executive Summary

Enthusiastic Assistant Professor in Economics who wishes to deliver a highly innovative curriculum and contribute to its design and evolution.

The appointment will be at the level of a tenure-track Assistant Professor leading to a permanent appointment after the completion of a tenure review process after 24 months.

Location: Paris, with the possibility of moving to Lisbon or Berlin, at a later stage.

Start date: Summer 2023

FORWARD COLLEGE is an innovative Higher Education Institution designed for bright students who wish to achieve academic excellence but also nurture their practical, technological, social, and emotional intelligences. We leverage the whole spectrum of human intelligences: cognitive intelligence to analyse and solve complex problems; social intelligence to engage people across different fields of expertise and backgrounds; emotional intelligence to manage one’s balance, be mindful of others, and nurture creativity; and practical intelligence to implement projects effectively, harness technology, and deliver lasting change. Our students embark on a rotating programme of studies for their degree (‘3 years – 3 cities’), spending a year each in Lisbon, Paris, and Berlin.

Forward college aims to blend tradition (for excellence) and innovation (for relevance):

Our double degree programme combines

  • A fully accredited academic BSc designed by the London School of Economics and awarded by the University of London. Teaching material is delivered to Forward students in-house at Forward College in small groups (max. 15 students), adopting a ‘flipped classroom’ approach.

  • A highly innovative Bachelor in Business Leadership (BBL), including a range of student-led practical projects.

Our teaching approach combines

  • A bespoke tuition with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 with small group classes (15 on average) and weekly one-on-one tutoring (for the academic BA/BSc)

  • Innovative approaches such as peer to peer, personal development, and project-based learning (for the BBL); digital learning and flipped classroom (for the BSc/BA).

As an Assistant Professor (Teaching) on our Paris Campus you will support students’ ambitions and achievements in their BSc in Economics, BSc in Economics and Politics, and BSc in Business & Management. More specifically you will have a demonstrated ability to teach at least two of the following core courses in Economics:

Collaborating with existing Faculty members, and under the guidance of the Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Academic Director, the post holder will be responsible for

  • Translating the curriculum designed by the London School of Economics into Forward innovative teaching approach
  • Designing and implementing the flipped classroom sessions throughout the academic year (15 students / class)
  • Designing tests and formative assessments that will support students in achieving learning outcomes throughout the academic year (September-May)
  • Scheduling regular one-on-one tutoring sessions for students, in order to deliver personalised feedback on progress
  • Organising talks and conferences with experts in their field of expertise for the benefit of Forward’s students and staff
  • Carry our research in your field and/or in the area of pedagogical innovation. Applicants will allocate around 30% of their time to research.
  • Contribute to administrative tasks associated with the position

The appointment will be at the level of a tenure-track Assistant Professor for two years, leading to a permanent appointment after the completion of a tenure review process after 24 months.

Person specifications


A PhD in Economics from a top-tier University

Passion for teaching and learning

Excellent record in teaching

An appetite for connecting subject-specific expertise to real-world problems

Knowledge of pedagogies of Higher Education (PGCHE or equivalent)

Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and be collaborative

A commitment to fostering a positive and engaging learning environment for students

Excellent level of English.


Knowledge of languages other than English

Multinational educational experience

Evidence of engaging in continuous professional development

Experience of the British Higher Education System


· Gross Salary of approx. 50-55k€ /year

How to apply

To apply please provide a CV and a cover letter, to be uploaded HERE.

Application Deadline: 21 May 2023

Initial remote interviews will be held in late May.

The appointee is expected to take up this position during the Summer 2023, and no later than 1 September 2023.

For any further informal queries please contact the Academic Director at:

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