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Assistant Professor of Economics

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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The Department of Economics at James Madison University invites applications for two tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023.

About the Department:

Economics at James Madison University is a strong and successful department with 20 full-time faculty. JMU economics graduates have distinguished themselves in a variety of careers. In addition to its major programs, the economics department supports the College of Business and programs across campus with top-quality instruction.

About the College:

The Department of Economics resides in the College of Business. The AACSB-accredited College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2018, the Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review’s list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage with the College. Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the College had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business program ranking. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100 students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.

About the University:

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is one of the most diverse communities in the State of Virginia. JMU is a highly selective, diverse, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented institution with a growing national reputation and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The student body includes approximately 21,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, and over 900 full-time instructional faculty. JMU offers strong liberal arts and professional programs in a variety of disciplines. The university is committed to innovation, diversity and equity, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students. As a university with significant doctoral programming and high research output, JMU has recently been elevated to the Carnegie Classification’s Doctoral University status (R2) this year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching load is 3/3 with no more than 2 preparations each semester and will include introductory economics. Ability to teach applied microeconomics, econometrics, and/or environmental economics is desirable.


Candidates should have a PhD or ABD in economics with expected completion by August 1, 2023. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and a productive agenda for scholarly research. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellent communication skills are required. The candidate should demonstrate commitment towards diversity, equality and inclusion as these are some of the core values of the university.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1948, or go directly to Salary is commensurate with experience. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2022 and will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled. For general inquiries, please contact William C. Grant, search committee chair (

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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