Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sep 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Meinders School of Business invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track faculty position in Economics beginning in August 2018, at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.  This faculty position will also serve as the Director of the Center for Native American and Urban Studies and as the Associate Director for the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute.

Meinders School of Business is an AACSB accredited school and seeks a dynamic economist active in both academic and applied economics with a strong record of business and policy advising in Native American and Regional development.  All faculty members participate in the school’s governance activities and assessment programs as well as recruiting and retention efforts for the school and the university.  The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated ability to contribute to the Meinders mission of engagement, innovation, and impact.  Scholarly activities and research commensurate with other duties are essential to success.  Effective teaching, scholarship, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and service are required for promotion and tenure.

This is a full-time, 12-month position.  The selected applicant will teach 2-2 course load and serve as the Director of the Center for Native American and Urban Studies and as the Associate Director for the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute, the Center’s parent organization.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate economics courses.  Responsibilities of Center Director include developing and maintaining relationships with Native American Tribal leaders, business leaders, and policymakers and conducting Tribal and regional development research. As the Associate Director of the Agee Institute, the successful applicant will assist the Executive Director in directing, contributing to, and participating in the operations of the institute’s three centers focused on Native American and Urban Studies, Data Analytics, and Regional Economic Forecasting. 


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in economics with a preferred field in Urban or Regional Economics, Public Finance or closely related applied micro field, have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence with an ability to teach a variety of economics and related undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants must also have evidence of a developed applied research program in Native American economics. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of securing and conducting grant funded research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate research assistants, and collaborating both within and across disciplines to provide applied economic research to Tribal leaders, business leaders, and policymakers. Documented relationships with Oklahoma executives, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, economic development entities, and elected policymakers at all levels of government are strongly encouraged.

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family.  Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Procedure for Submitting Applications

Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, list of academic and professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.