Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Economics - 20079

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2023


The Department of Economics in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Applied Microeconomics beginning August 2024. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within the economics discipline, research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and should include applied microeconomics.


The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in Labor Economics and Managerial Economics and in relevant specialty areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will pursue an active research agenda within Applied Microeconomics with strong empirical and statistical programming skills in handling large datasets. We also welcome candidates who have experiences in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to their research projects to apply to this position. The candidates research agenda should result in peer-reviewed journal publications and contribute to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Economics is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2024; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2025 in advance of their first scheduled review.

- Demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills

- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds


- Full-Time teaching responsibilities include Labor Economics, Managerial Economics, as well as other courses within the economics discipline.

- Research expectations include peer-reviewed journal publications.

- In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in research or other scholarly and creative activities.

- Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate's expertise and interest.

- Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings or on weekends.

- Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving to student success.


The Department of Economics is one of the seven departments in the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics ( There are 16 full-time faculty and staff members supporting three degree programs, a bachelor's of business administration (BBA), a bachelor of art or science (BA/BS) from the College of Letters and Sciences or a bachelor of science in education (BSE) from the College of Education. The curriculum emphasizes applied analysis and empirical methods.

The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the largest AACSB-accredited business school in the state of Wisconsin. The College enrolls approximately 3,500 business undergraduate students and offers 11majors. Nearly 1,000 graduate business students are enrolled in a breadth of online and on-campus programs, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and the Doctorate of Business Administration.


UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

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Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


Applications received by December 3, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Yuhan (Cathy) Xue, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Name and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Published or unpublished research paper
This Job ID is 20079.

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