Assistant Professor of Economics

Search # 2021-0023

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 Ph.D. 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:

  1. A letter of interest,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. 3 letters of recommendation,
  4. Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness,
  5. A diversity and inclusion statement, and
  6. 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 supporting 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 problems.

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 & World Report. OWU is located in Delaware, Ohio, 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 antiracist 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 antiracism.

This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty. This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, the OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio 5 and GLCA consortia.  For more information about the cluster, please visit For more information about Academic Affairs and its commitment to antiracism, please visit

All application material should be submitted through the American Economic Association’s JOE Network.

Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Julide Yazar.

Contact Info


Office of Human Resources
University Hall #003
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3388