JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Wesleyan University

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Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465351
Date Posted: 09/24/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Middletown, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C9 -- Design of Experiments
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
Design of Experiments
Behavioral Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Wesleyan University Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2021 from scholars with primary research and teaching interests in behavioral and experimental economics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appoint in order to be hired as an assistant professor, though a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate on track to complete the degree within one year of hire. The teaching load is four courses per year, typically with two courses in the indicated fields and two courses in the Department’s introductory and major core programs. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a sustained program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations if available, and a sample of scholarly writing via the online application portal. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they support the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Complete applications must be received as of November 15, 2020 to be assured of full consideration. Contact Anthony Keats, chair of the search committee, with questions at

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/15/2020
Reference Instructions:
Letters of reference are uploaded via the application instructions by providing email addresses.