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Assistant Professor
About the Position: Tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor, appointment date is September 16, 2013; position is subject to funding availability.
About the College/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 13 full-time faculty members. The department values excellence in teaching and the faculty publish regularly in high-quality journals. See http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/econ/ for more information.  The department is committed to Western’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.
Position Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in economics. 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 referred journals are required for tenure and promotion. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who are able to contribute to the university’s alternative energy programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (or be ABD if the Ph.D. can be completed by time of appointment)
  • Record of teaching effectiveness or demonstrated clear potential
  • Demonstrated strong research ability
  • Primary field in energy economics or environmental economics
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups
  • Ability to contribute to the university’s alternative energy programs
Academic Emphasis: Economics
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our application system.

A letter of application (include how qualifications are met), curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, one research sample, and three letters of reference are required. You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the EASE application.

Letters of reference may be sent by email to: Diane.Brearley@wwu.edu  or by hardcopy to: Diane Brearley, Academic Department Manager, Department of Economics, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, MS 9074, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Other Information: Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA January 4-6, 2013. Inquiries may be addressed to Diane Brearley, at Diane.Brearley@wwu.edu or 360-650-3910.
Job Posted: 9/4/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 19, 2012; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120673
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 Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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