Assistant Professor of Economics - Microeconomics

The Department of Economics in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of urban, regional and transportation economics beginning August 2019. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Economics and graduate courses in the MBA program, research, and service to the university and community.

R Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

Job Details:

The successful candidate will be able to teach courses on microeconomics, statistics and urban, regional and transportation economics at the undergraduate level. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that results in peer-reviewed publications, engages students, and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.


Ph.D. in Economics is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date of August 21, 2019; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2020 in advance of their first scheduled review. Demonstrated record of or potential for excellence in teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community. Preference for candidates with experience teaching upper-level economics courses.  Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.


Full-Time teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in economics and/or statistics, upper-level undergraduate courses in areas of expertise, and the MBA course on managerial economics. Research expectations include publication in peer-reviewed journals and regular presentation at professional conferences. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels; service to the profession; and participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings or on weekends as needed. Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving to student success.

Department Information:

The Department of Economics ( is in the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics (  The Economics Department offers three degree programs, a bachelor's of business administration (BBA), a bachelor of art or science (BA/BS) from the College of Letters and Sciences or a bachelor of science in education (BSE) from the College of Education. The curriculum emphasizes applied analysis and empirical methods. 

Campus Information:

UW-Whitewater ( is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC ( The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Organization Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

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Special Notes:

UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty, including participation in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices ( UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (  

To Ensure Consideration:

Complete applications received by December 2, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews at the January 2019 ASSA meetings in Atlanta. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Russ Kashian, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Economics

ph: (262) 472-5584

To Apply:

Complete applications will include online submission of the following materials:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A published or unpublished research paper suited to the position description
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)

To apply and submit these documents online, please visit Click the Employment link at the bottom of the page then follow the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. The Job ID is [xxxxx].

To submit confidential letters of recommendation, please contact Heather Rasmussen, Academic Department Associate for Economics, 262-472-1361,

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application on line due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262/472-1024 or