JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Western Carolina University

This listing is inactive.
College of Business
Economics, Management and Project Management
Assistant Professor - Economics

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470422
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor - Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
I1 -- Health
Salary Range: $86,896 - $88,463
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Western Carolina University’s College of Business invites applications for a 9-month tenure track position in Economics beginning in August 2023 at the Assistant Professor level. Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline is required prior to commencement of employment. Teaching preferences include experience/interest in teaching Principles of Economics, Health Economics, and MBA courses. The College of Business is AACSB accredited and has over 60 full-time faculty members. The review of applications will begin on or about November 1st, 2022 and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the economics discipline in providing students with the skills needed to address the challenges of contemporary business. A demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the college or university level is preferred. The expected teaching load is 18 semester hours per academic year. This position requires teaching face-to-face and online courses, advising, and service activities as designated by the school director. Some teaching assignments may be located at an instructional site in Asheville, N.C. Moreover, the successful candidate must be willing to meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding the College of Business faculty qualification as it relates to scholarship and publication.

Part of the UNC system, Western Carolina University is a comprehensive university with a student body of 12,000 located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and the Smoky Mountains, approximately 50 miles west of Asheville, NC, and 2.5 hours north of Atlanta, GA. With its mild climate, natural beauty, and dynamic culture, the quality of life in Western North Carolina is optimal. Faculty in the College of Business receive annual support for scholarly travel and professional development. Research collaboration and support is also available through the College of Business, the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs, and other internal sources.

Minimum: A Ph.D. or ABD in Economics or an appropriate business field is required.
If ABD, dissertation defense date and completion of all degree requirements on or before August 15, 2023, will be considered. The applicant must have completed 18 graduate credit hours in Economics from an AACSB-accredited institution.

Preferred: An established record of scholarship in the field of Economics. Teaching and/or research interests in Health Economics. Teaching experience at the graduate level.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
To Be Considered For This Position, You Must Apply Online at
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must submit the following documents online:
1) a letter of application, including specifics of experiences teaching face-to-face and online courses
2) curriculum vita
3) contact information for three professional references
4) copies of transcripts from graduate and terminal degree program(s) and
5) research statement

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Drew Carnes at or 828-227-3544. Please do not email application materials as they will not be accepted for consideration.