Assistant Professor of Economics
The University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks an economist with a passion for teaching and the potential for innovative scholarship to fill a full-time, entry level, tenure-track appointment beginning in August of 2024. Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, UW-Stout fulfills its mission as Wisconsin's polytechnic university by preparing career-ready, creative thinkers who graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to emerge as leaders in their workplaces and communities. We invite applications from scholars who can help advance this mission through applying sound economic theory to real world problems, while teaching others to do the same.
Minimum / Required
- PhD in economics required by the beginning of the appointment.
- Interest in advancing student learning in economics.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching economics to undergraduate majors and non-majors.
- Experience mentoring undergraduate student research.
- Experience in establishing a student success environment that embraces inclusion.
- Demonstrated potential for applied scholarship.
Responsibilities include teaching economics courses to support general education requirements and programs in Applied Social Science (including an economics concentration) and Business and Administration, as well as minors in economics and investments and finance. Responsibilities also include maintenance of a reasonable research agenda commensurate with the teaching load, and service necessary to maintain the functioning and excellence of the university. Faculty also provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning, including contributing to academic program assessment, accreditation, and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff across campus. In addition to academic year instructional responsibilities, there is the possibility of additional teaching opportunities during the summer and winter.
As an economist you will be a member of the social science department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The department is interdisciplinary (including history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and geography) and houses the Applied Social Science program (major), a multi-disciplinary, hands-on degree that prepares students for careers in a variety of industries as well as government and non-profits. The department has research and teaching strengths in public policy, social science research methods, and a range of applied topics (such as environmental issues, sustainable agriculture, inequality, health, etc.). Alongside teaching economics and quantitative research methods, there are numerous opportunities to mentor student research and to work on research tied to local issues. In addition to the programs housed in the department, faculty contribute to the Stout Core, our general education program, as well as to related programs in business, supply chain management, and related areas including a vibrant investments and finance minor.
Complete applications received by end of day, November 16, are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after November 16, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
Required application materials:
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Unofficial transcripts
4. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page)
5. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations or sample syllabi)
6. Sample of scholarly work (e.g., job market paper)
7. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Andrew Swanson
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Amy Gjestson
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow¿s leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.
We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.
Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us
University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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Job Family: Teaching