Assistant Professor, Economics

Posted: 01/08/2024

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Economics seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Economics, starting in August 2024. This successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in microeconomics on a regular basis. Additional teaching responsibilities, depending on expertise, may include statistics, principles of macroeconomics, and quantitative courses that contribute to the business analytics curricula. The department is open to candidates with a variety of micro-focused research agendas, areas of specialization, and methodological approaches. Especially welcome are candidates who can bridge the gap between theory and practice, bring global perspectives to their teaching and research, and convey the importance of economics in a business environment. Applicants seeking a balance in teaching and research responsibilities will find a collegial work environment. In-person, on-campus teaching and regular office hours are required. Depending on demand and expertise, teaching responsibilities may also include a limited number of online courses.
The Wilson College of Business ( is AACSB-accredited and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in five departments (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship) along with MBA and MAcc degrees. The Wilson College has 50 full-time faculty and 53 staff and enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. The Wilson College is recognized as a "Best Business School" by The Princeton Review, listed among U.S. News & World Report's top part-time MBA programs, and as a Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools. The Wilson College has a strong international presence, developing strategic alliances with several international business schools. The Wilson College has successfully maintained its tradition of teaching excellence while raising its scholarly profile, secured alternative sources of funding, and established a distinct strategic identity. The Wilson College boasts a significant economic outreach unit, Business & Community Services, engaging faculty and students, annually working in all 99 counties, and actively contributing to Iowa's economic vitality. All Wilson College faculty and staff are expected to contribute to a professional and respectful work environment within the College and the University.
The Department of Economics consists of 7 faculty members and around 60 undergraduate students majoring in the department. The department has a history of teaching excellence evidenced by the active engagement of our students. Faculty are committed to high-quality scholarship, are recognized in their fields, and support Wilson College's commitment to the teacher/scholar model. The department is known for its collegial and supportive environment in both scholarship and teaching, with opportunities for department seminars and collaboration. Our faculty are actively engaged and committed to the growth and continuous improvement of the Economics program in a collective, team-oriented effort to foster the success of its students.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Economics from an AACSB-accredited doctoral program. Economics ABDs are welcome to apply with an expected degree completion date by August 1, 2024.
Required qualifications include a proven record of excellence in teaching; background in applied microeconomics; demonstrated ability to produce publishable research in economics journals; and demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous stand-alone teaching experience; a demonstrated ability to contribute to the business analytics curriculum; proficiency in analytics software such as R, SAS, Tableau, and/or Python; evidence of ability to create an engaged and applied classroom environment; and evidence of ability to advance the academic, professional, and personal success of students
Applications received by February 9th, 2024 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Bryce Kanago at 319-273-2951 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Type of Employment: Full-Time