JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Western Michigan University

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Department of Economics
Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461749
Date Posted: 11/02/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Health Economics
Public Policy
Environmental Economics
Salary Range: 80K - 95K
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking to fill a tenure-track or tenured faculty position with an expectation to contribute to an interdisciplinary research group in public health. The initiative provides new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation with faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences. The applicant selected to this position is one of seven new positions in the WMU College of Arts and Sciences that are part of a faculty cluster established to build on our existing excellence in public health research and community engagement to create innovative public health ( The candidate will be expected to teach health economics and environmental economics at the undergraduate level, with the potential to teach graduate courses.

Successful candidates will have an earned doctorate in Economics or Applied Economics, or be close to earning that degree, with demonstrated interest in one or more of the priority areas prior to the start date.

The economics department offers both terminal MA and Ph.D. programs in addition to several undergraduate degree programs. As articulated in the WMU College of Arts and Sciences strategic plan, we are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders.

Applicants should visit ( to apply. Applicants must submit a CV, the names of three references, cover letter, research narrative, and evidence of teaching excellence and global and/or multicultural competency. Applicants should have letter writers send letters by email directly to with the subject line, “Letter for <CANDIDATE NAME>”. Candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Those seeking additional information can contact Professor Michael Ryan at (269)387-5545 or Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. At time of offer, a background check is required. Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until position is filled.

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.

Application Requirements:
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Evidence of teaching excellence and global and/or multicultural competency
• Research Narrative
• Contact information for three references, who must send letters directly as instructed.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Applicants should have letter writers send letters by email directly to with the subject line, “Letter for <CANDIDATE NAME>”.