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Economics: Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #21018
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Economics: Assistant Professor

POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in economics committed to teaching excellence and maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2025/2026 academic year, August 17, 2025. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in economics by Aug 17th, 2025. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach the principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and upper-division economics classes as needed and promote inclusiveness and diversity in the classroom, the department, and the university community. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful university teaching, willingness to teach 300-level economics courses in international economics, sports economics, or a course in the economics of gender and race. 

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Economics based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; [develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda that includes undergraduate co-researchers;] provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession.

DEPARTMENTThe Department of Economics has 7 full-time faculty and staff members and roughly 100 students majoring or minoring in 3 programs. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Economics: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 21018) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Thomas Kemp;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Oct. 1, 2024.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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