Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

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Professor of EconomicsThe Department of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure line position in Economics at the assistant or associate professor level. Employment will begin in August of 2023. We seek a dynamic, caring academic professional with evidence of teaching excellence who is dedicated to educating a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment. Candidates must have graduated from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D., though ABDs within one year of completion may also apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching intermediate macroeconomics, and electives in applied macroeconomics and international economics, preferably International Finance and International Trade. They will also teach introductory economics and statistics, as well as courses for campus-wide programs such as Gateway Colloquium. In addition to teaching, these positions require advising and mentoring economics students, fostering relationships with external organizations for the benefit of our students, assisting with curriculum management, participating in campus committees, and engaging in appropriate scholarship. Scholarly productivity is supported, including collaborative research with faculty and students. The University community prides itself on rapport among students, faculty, and staff.

Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts university with selective admission criteria and a tradition of teaching excellence. Consistent with the University's mission that emphasizes integration of the liberal arts and professional education, the Department of Economics strives for excellence in undergraduate economics by preparing professionals with a strong applied and theoretical foundation in economics. Our graduates are widely respected for their analytical skills, ability to communicate, and leadership potential. The departments of Accounting and Finance, Business Administration and Economics are currently in the process of joining into a single entity titled the School of Business and Economics.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.

To ensure full consideration applications should be received by October 31, 2022. Review of applications will begin at that time and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following: a letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement (including courses taught), and a current curriculum vitae with the names of three professional references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). Applicants should also provide in a separate document a description of how their research, teaching and/or service has provided preparation for contributing to our commitment to address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and/or other matters of historical marginalization. Submit the complete, single file, PDF-formatted application package via email to:

Professor David Marvin

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Interim Chair, Department of Economics

Illinois Wesleyan University

P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

[email protected] (309) 556-3099

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. For further information see our Jobs Web Page at and


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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