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Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics (Financial Economics)

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics (Financial Economics)

Location: Walla Walla, WA
Open Date: Aug 16, 2023

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Economics at Whitman College is seeking a candidate for a tenure-track position in Financial Economics with expertise in data analysis at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor beginning August 2024. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the position.

The successful candidate will provide support to the economics major and the recently established finance minor. Teaching responsibilities will include principles of micro or macro, corporate finance, financial accounting, and other specialized areas that enhance the finance minor's curriculum, such as public finance. Additionally, this position may involve teaching statistics, econometrics, and the First Year Seminar on a rotating basis with other economics faculty members. The standard annual teaching load consists of five courses.

The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to sustain an active scholarly or creative research agenda and to participate in faculty governance, mentorship, or other forms of service that contribute to the overall functioning of the college.

Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment and help Whitman promote antiracist, systemic change.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and research agenda; graduate transcripts; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction, including teaching evaluations; and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023.

Salary Range: $85,000-$99,000

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; Tuition Remission - Dependent Children, after eligibility requirements; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.

For more information and to apply, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment.

Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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