Assistant Professor of Economics

Macomb, McDonough County
Aug 01, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Economics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 10, 2015

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Teaching, Research, and Service. Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level classes in economics and decision sciences, with specialization in Macroeconomics, Development Economics, and Applied Econometrics.  Engage in research and be able to publish in quality journals.  The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to meet the research requirements for tenure and promotion in a program accredited by AACSB. Also engage in service activities in the department, college, and university level committees.

RANK & SALARY:  Tenure Track Assistant; salary is competitive with our peer group institutions.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Economics/ Decision Sciences from an accredited university required by position appointment date. The position requires specialization in Macroeconomics, Development Economics, and Applied Econometrics. Evidence of independent teaching experience is required.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of  teaching effectiveness in the required specializations. Preference will be given to candidates with macro and economic development. Willingness to develop and deliver innovative traditional and distance-learning classes.  


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The department of Economics and Decision Sciences is part of the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Technology.  The department offers following degree programs:  B.A., B. B., and Economics, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Business Analytics. The Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics is currently awaiting final approval.  The department also participates in teaching courses at the MBA level.  Additionally, the department offers  Minors in Economics and Business Analytics. The programs in economics have received high praise from the external reviewer.  The department faculty is fully engaged in fulfilling the mission of the department, college, and university.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

(1) curriculum vita,

(2) complete contact information for three professional references,

(3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 

(4) a sample of current research, and

(5) copies of graduate transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate 

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on October 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Tara Westerhold at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

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