Assistant Professor, Economics

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Other Business & Management, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Department of Business Administration and Economics at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Economics at the assistant professor rank, beginning in Fall 2022. Applicants must possess a strong desire to teach in a department and institution with a reputation for excellent teaching, and to pursue research that ideally involves engaging and collaborating with undergraduate students. The department and the University values applicants who can contribute to the academic community through their teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to teach required courses including, but not limited to, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics, as well as upper and lower-level elective courses. We seek candidates to teach in the following high priority fields such as: Statistics and Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, and Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. Additional fields to be considered include Behavioral Economics, Economic Development, and/or Urban Economics.


  • A Ph.D. in Economics, conferred by September 1, 2022.
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience
  • Research that involves engaging and collaborating with undergraduate students
  • Experience offering courses with a service learning or community service component

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is part of the Massachusetts state system. The contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester. The position includes full state benefits.

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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