Assistant Professor of Economics #2021-0023

Date Posted
November 20, 2020
Job Description

The Economics and Business Department at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications to
fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting August 2021. We seek
applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly
research. Candidates should have a PhD by the end of summer of 2021. 

The successful candidate will teach environmental and/or ecological economics, research
methods, principles of economics and an elective course that aligns with the general
research/teaching interest of the candidate such as labor economics, public finance, monetary
economics, economics of gender and race, and social/political economy. We strongly encourage
applicants whose work and teaching practice could potentially serve the Environment and
Sustainability program and/or Social Justice. The typical teaching load is 3/3 courses per year.
Applicants should submit online: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of
recommendation, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, a diversity and inclusion
statement, and a sample of recent scholarship. In their diversity and inclusion statement,
applicants should address how they can contribute to our goals of promoting diversity, equity
and inclusion, through their teaching, advising, mentorship and scholarship to better serve first-
generation, low-income, LGBTQ, students of color, and those with different abilities. Preference
will be given to candidates who complete their applications by December 15, 2020. 

The Department of Economics and Business believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive
environment where all faculty, staff and students can grow intellectually and professionally. We
are committed to support undergraduate research through independent study projects and honors
research theses. The OWU Connection, the university's signature program, is designed to give
students individualized guidance and personalized programs that combine travel, research,
creative projects, and internships. The students guided by faculty mentors explore different
cultures and environments and engage in leadership and service to others targeting societal

Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential
liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the
world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student
knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to
apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges
That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social
mobility by U.S. News and World Report.  OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college
town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part
of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest.  Columbus was named
by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.

To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist
campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity,
gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration,
disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an
equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and
strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.   

For more information and a full job advertisement, please visit:
To apply, please send materials to and put the search number (2021-0023)
in the subject line.
Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Julide Yazar

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