Economics: Assistant Professor

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in economics who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2018/2019 academic year, August 27, 2018.


  • Earned doctorate in the area of economics by August 27, 2018.
  • The successful candidate must exhibit a willingness and ability to teach the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to promote inclusiveness and diversity in the classroom, the department, and the university community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful university teaching, willingness to teach 300 level economics courses in applied econometrics, international economics, or investments.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Economics based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; [develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda;] provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Economics consists of seven full-time faculty. It has roughly 120 students majoring and another 20 minoring in three programs.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

How to apply

Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to the Economics: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 13419) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Eric Jamelske;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2017. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As one of the Midwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes led by talented professors, cutting-edge programs, endless opportunities to get involved and experience more of the world, and the support they need to meet their goals for success.