JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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College of Business and Public Management
Department of Economics and Finance
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459269
Date Posted: 11/03/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Environmental Economics
Ecological Economics
Agricultural Economics
Natural Resource Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Economics and Finance is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics with a concentration in Environmental/Ecological Economics or Agricultural/Natural Resource Economics. The position will start in August 2018. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Primary responsibilities:
Teaching: Applicants must be qualified to teach undergraduate and MBA courses, including principles and intermediate level courses in economics, business statistics, and upper-level electives. This may include development of elective courses in their area of expertise. Teaching assignments will include opportunities for teaching at off-campus sites and/or through distance learning. Faculty are required to maintain office hours.
Research: Conduct scholarly research at an appropriate level for an AACSB accredited School of Business that also is consistent with WCU's scholarly academic standards. Faculty are expected to present research results at professional meetings and publish in refereed journals.
Service: Contribute to the university community and the department by serving on committees, helping to recruit students, and performing other services as needed. Serve as an advisor to economics and finance majors regarding academic planning and scheduling.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in economics or be ABD with completion expected by August 2018. Applicants must have a concentration in Environmental/Ecological or Agricultural/Natural Resource Economics, as evidenced by their dissertation topic(s) and/or published research. Candidates who earned a Ph.D. more than 3 years ago must have scholarship consistent with West Chester University’s scholarly academic standards, including recent refereed journal articles. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required, along with a record of scholarship or demonstrated research capability. Finalists must successfully complete an interview process and provide a teaching demonstration.

Preference will be given to completed applications received by November 22. Initial interviews will be conducted at the ASSA/AEA meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018. Online video chat interviews may be arranged for those not able to attend. For more information about the school and department please consult WCU’s website at

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Include email addresses for three referees when applying through our system. Each referee will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letters of recommendation to our applicant tracking system. At least one of the letters must address the candidate's teaching ability.
Application Instructions:
Search for job number 18-105, posted 10/27/17.

Application Requirements:
A cover letter indicating your interests and suitability for the position;
An up to date curriculum vitae;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness with evaluations (please also provide a summary sheet);
Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required of finalists).
Letters of Reference