Assistant Professor of Economics

Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Economics at College of Business Administration (CBA), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in economics. The top candidate would be expected to teach principles level classes and contribute to the growing Business Analytics concentration (both undergraduate and graduate courses). This position will play a unique role in expanding economic instruction and growing the Business Analytics program through teaching and curriculum development. The successful candidate is preferable to be a passionate teacher with a commitment and enthusiasm for teaching Principles classes and Business/Data Analytics courses.

The ideal candidate is expected to engage in leading research and publish in high quality journals. Demonstration of the use of econometric and data science tools in the research is strongly encouraged. We encourage applicants with any applied research passion to apply.

The Department of Economics has three undergraduate economics programs and a Master of Economics program. Additionally, the department has specialized core/required courses in the MBA program, EMBA program, and executive education programs. Beyond the core economic courses, the economic department contributes extensively to the data science programs at CBA. CBA offers several high-demand data science programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels with concentrations in Econometrics and Data Analytics as well as Business Analytics.

UNO is strongly integrated with local employers, forming partnerships with local organizations to enhance the students' learning experience is expected. UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. Our mission is to transform and improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally. The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. To see more about UNO’s commitment to our community please visit

The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), an AACSB accredited institution, is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, a metropolitan area with an MSA population of approximately 942,198. Omaha is home to ten Fortune 1000 firms and has a strong business environment. UNO offers about 200 programs of study to approximately 15,575 students. Despite its size, small classes are the norm. Additional information about UNO can be found at

To apply for this position, go to Required qualifications are a completed Ph.D. in economics or closely related field completed by August 15, 2021.

Application materials consist of

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. job market paper
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching innovations designed by the applicant, involvement in programs related to instructional excellence)
  5. a statement of teaching philosophy addressing the candidate’s ability to foster an inclusive learning environment for a community of diverse learners.
  6. 3 Letters of reference


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020. The position is open until filled but only applications received by November 1, 2020 can be assured full consideration. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. An ideal candidate would be available to begin work in August 2021. The search committee will begin virtual interviews starting on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. For general employment information, go to

To apply, go to Cover letters, curriculum vitae or resume, and evidence of teaching effectiveness must be attached to the electronic application.