Economics Tenure Track (Unit A)

Economics Tenure Track (Unit A)






Department: Economics and Decision Sciences


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Nov 29, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL, and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance with state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Job Description:


APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall 2023.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is located at the Macomb campus and housed in the School of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Decision Sciences. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching in traditional and distance learning formats. A minimum teaching load of 3/3 is required. Primary teaching duties will be 1) Principles of Microeconomics, 2) undergraduate and graduate-level applied micro electives, and 3) undergraduate Price Theory (intermediate micro). All faculty members must engage in service to the WIU community, including recruitment, retention, and engagement initiatives.


RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Compensation is dependent on rank and qualifications and is competitive with regional, comprehensive universities. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package, including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information, visit






• Earned Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB (or equivalently) accredited institution (Earned degree must be in hand by the start of contract (Aug. 17, 2023)

• Desired field of specialization is applied microeconomics with a focus on behavioral economics and consumer related topics; Related fields will be considered

• Candidates must demonstrate a strong background in microeconometrics

• Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a commitment to excellent teaching, research, and service, and the ability to maintain scholarly academic standing under AACSB criteria at all times

• Candidates must have experience in face-to-face and remote teaching environments




• Training in behavioral or experimental economics.

• University-level teaching experience, including Principles of Microeconomics and one of the following: health economics, consumer behavior, or applied microeconomics electives at the undergraduate or graduate levels

• Ideal candidates will also have teaching experience with technology-driven course delivery, including video conferencing and online delivery methods in synchronous and asynchronous settings

• Professional corporate/industry experience is also desired


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:


THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Decision Sciences offers B.B. degrees in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Business Analytics; and graduate degrees in Quantitative Economics, Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics, and Accountancy. The College of Business and Technology (CBT) has over 2,100 undergraduate majors, 275 graduate students, and 126 full-time faculty and is AACSB accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels.




About WIU (


Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.


WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (


Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.


At WIU, we will:


Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.


• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

• Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


Academics (


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.


Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:


APPLICATION: Complete applications include:


1) a letter of application that lists your areas of interest in WIU and describes your match to the teaching and research requirements


2) current curriculum vita or resume


3) three letters of recommendation from current professional references


4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity and inclusion


5) evidence of teaching effectiveness


6) a statement regarding your research agenda (maximum, 500-words)


7) an example of your scholarly writing (job market paper)


8) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts; official transcripts are required for the selected candidate


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL


**Note** To upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on 1/15/2023.


Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


Direct questions regarding the search to the school director at mailto:[email protected]


For assistance with the online application system, contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at mailto:[email protected]


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.


To apply, visit


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