JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

West Virginia University

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College of Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Associate or Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451138
Date Posted: 09/12/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate or Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
free market, free market systems, public choice
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economics Department at West Virginia University seeks applications for up to two positions at the assistant or associate professor level. For each position we seek either an assistant professor with demonstrated capacity for high-quality research or an associate professor with an internationally recognized record of excellence in research. Consideration will be given to an applicant's ability to communicate the free-market perspective to a broad audience. A successful candidate will be a member of the economics department, be affiliated with a new political economy center, be expected to produce high-quality scholarship for leading economics journals, serve on dissertation committees, and teach both undergraduate and PhD courses in economics. Depending on qualifications, a successful candidate will be offered a tenure-track position or be brought in with the recommendation for tenure. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field by the time of appointment.

WVU is located in Morgantown, WV and is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification - High Research. The Department of Economics is part of the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics and offers a PhD in the discipline. Information about B&E and the Department of Economics is available at Morgantown and vicinity has a population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on see

West Virginia University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Minorities, persons with disabilities, females, veterans, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply. This offer of employment is conditioned upon approval by all the appropriate governmental authorities.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Please send an electronic copy of the application letter outlining your qualifications for this position and your teaching and research interests more generally. In addition, please send your curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching quality, and letters of reference. All materials should be sent electronically to with the subject line "Free Market Position". Emails may be addressed to Dr. Andrew Young. No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about the College of Business and Economics at WVU can be found at