Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty: Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance


About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.

Job Description:

The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the Department of Economics & Finance, starting August 2021. The candidate is expected to demonstrate an active research portfolio and to teach undergraduate courses in the department.   


The ideal candidate will be expected to:  

  • Teach principles and upper level undergraduate macroeconomics courses  
  • Conduct quality research in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics.  
  • Contribute to innovative curricular development activities  
  • Participate in department, school, and university-level services   
  • Advise students, and student organizations  


  • The ideal candidate should have a terminal degree in Economics or a closely related field.
  • Preference will be given to faculty members specializing in Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy.
  • Record of excellent teaching and/or professional experience is preferred.
  • ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be conferred by August 15, 2021.


Additional Information:

SHU's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) is AACSB accredited, and enrolls over 2,000 students. It is housed on SHU's West Campus, approximately one mile from the main campus. Opened in Fall 2019, in the former world headquarters of General Electric, the west campus is focused on digital innovation and how it is transforming business in the 21st century. With the planned launch of a TechStars start-up accelerator planned for 2020, the innovation campus is destined to become a regional hub for entrepreneurship and experiential learning. The campus includes state-of-the art labs, equipment, and studios to support research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial computation, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, and e-game design. It also includes a 28-bed hotel, a beautiful ballroom and bars for hosting events, and several commercial-scale kitchens. SHU's Great Rivers golf course, a 20-min drive away, is also a resource for hospitality and event management students.


The WCBT offers undergraduate degrees in Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Sports Management, Fashion Marketing, Marketing, and Hospitality, Resort & Tourism Management. The WCBT's School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science/Information Technology, Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The college offers a number of Master's degree programs which include our flagship MBA, MS in Accounting, MS Business Analytics, MS Finance and Investment Management, MS HR Management, MS Digital Marketing, and the Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance). Additionally, the SCSE offers Master of Science programs in Computer Science, Information Technology and Cybersecurity.


Nearly sixty-five full-time faculty and eleven staff members bring an impressive range of expertise to the WCBT with terminal degrees and advanced training from leading universities. The WCBT is committed to enhancing its reputation and its engagement with the business community while raising its scholarly profile, and supporting faculty research and development.

Application Instructions:

For additional information, please visit our website. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of courses taught (if any), three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness(if any), a statement of current research, and the job market paper. If letters of reference are not readily available, please provide accurate contact information when prompted. Official transcripts will be required upon a formal offer of employment. 


Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Lucjan Orlowski (

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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