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Assistant Professor of Economics

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Business of Economics

Position Title Assistant Professor of Economics
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited. The Department of Economics graduates roughly 100 majors per year (including combined majors) and has 17 full-time faculty members. The department values excellence in teaching and the faculty publish regularly in high quality journals. See the department website for more information. The department is committed to Western’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff, and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.

The College of Business and Economics and the Economics Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. College initiatives to address the goals of accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) include a dedicated ADEI college committee, a Student Success Center with free resources and textbooks, and student scholarships aimed at improving diversity. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

Tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2022. The successful candidate will teach multiple classes in econometrics (e.g., introduction to econometrics, econometrics, or time series and forecasting) at the undergraduate level, and additional classes in resource/environmental or energy economics.

Teach courses in economics at the undergraduate and possibly MBA levels (with an emphasis on courses in econometrics and lighter emphasis on courses in resource/environmental economics or related). In addition, scholarly research and publication, student advising, and participation in college and university activities are integral components of this appointment. Effective teaching and publication in refereed journals are required for tenure and promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Required Qualifications
  • Economics PhD at time of application or ABD at time of application. If ABD at time of appointment, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.
  • Record of teaching effectiveness or demonstrated clear potential.
  • Evidence of strong research ability.
  • Evidence of work in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on or field in econometrics.
  • Secondary field or evidence of work in resource/environmental economics, energy economics, or similar.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Contributions to ADEI Statement

Your submission must include a Contributions to ADEI Statement that describes your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. In such cases, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement, though demonstrated past activities will be given greater weight. For purposes of evaluating contributions to diversity, under-represented groups (URGs) includes under-represented ethnic or racial minorities (URM), women, LGBTQ, first-generation college, people with disabilities, and people from underprivileged backgrounds.

Description of Past Activities

For all past activities, please be specific about the context, your role, scope or level of effort, and the impact. Below are examples of activities that contribute to ADEI.

Mentoring/Tutoring: This includes leading or participating in mentoring, advising, or tutoring programs for underrepresented groups, including faculty, postdocs, students, or the broader community.

Educational Outreach: This includes sustained outreach efforts aimed at underrepresented students; attendance at a conference aimed at recruiting, supporting, or advancing URGs; participation in panels or talks as a speaker on related issues.

Research Activities: This includes research (articles, editorials, etc.) that contributes to understanding the barriers facing URGs in higher education or that otherwise contributes to diversity and equal opportunity.

Other (e.g. recruitment/retention/teaching): These include efforts to diversify your research group or lab; other efforts to diversify your department or field; development or use of pedagogies that address different learning styles and/or learning disabilities; development of a course on ADEI issues.

Description of Future Plans

Describe how you plan to contribute to ADEI at Western Washington University, including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your research area, department, campus, or national context. Be as specific as possible, but realistic about your level of effort and time commitment.


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A complete application includes: a letter of application (include how qualifications are met), curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include teaching evaluations or other evidence), transcripts, research sample, Contributions to ADEI Statement (instructions above), and the names and contact information for three professional references. Do not provide letters of recommendation; the PageUp system will send out requests automatically for three letters of recommendation to the references you provide.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins December 15th, 2021 and the position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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