Assistant Professor, Department of Economics - Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Wesleyan University Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2021 from scholars with primary research and teaching interests in behavioral and experimental economics. The teaching load is four courses per year, typically with two courses in the indicated fields and two courses in the Department’s introductory and major core programs. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a sustained program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appoint in order to be hired as an assistant professor, though a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate on track to complete the degree within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations if available, and a sample of scholarly writing via the online application portal. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Complete applications must be received as of November 15, 2020 to be assured of full consideration.

Contact Anthony Keats, chair of the search committee, with questions at

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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