Unit A Econ (Macro) - Fall 2023

Unit A Econ (Macro) - Fall 2023






Department: Economics and Decision Sciences


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Jan 6, 2023


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 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 Macroeconomics and business statistics, 2) econometrics on the graduate and undergraduate levels and 3) graduate math economics. All faculty members must engage in service to the WIU community, including recruitment, retention, and engagement initiatives.


RANK & 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 http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.




REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned a Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB (or equivalently) accredited institution. Desired field of specialization is macroeconomics with a focus on financial economics; related fields will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a strong background in econometrics and quantitative methods. Earned degree must be in hand by the start of contract (Aug. 17, 2023). 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.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Training in financial economics. University-level teaching experience, including Principles of Macroeconomics and one of the following: monetary policy, intermediate macro, or time series econometrics. 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 a plus.


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.


THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, 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.


Western is a comprehensive university offering 61 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which include an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.


WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. 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: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. 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's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


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 http://www.wiu.edu/employment/. **Note** To upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on 02/01/2023. We plan to interview via Zoom, in accordance with AEA guidelines.


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 https://apptrkr.com/3785007


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