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Wesleyan University’s Department of Economics invites applications for a non-tenure track position of Assistant Professor of the Practice in Economics beginning July 1, 2024. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and budget capacity. Ph.D. in Economics or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor of the Practice; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Economics or related field within one year of hire.

The Assistant Professor of the Practice will primarily be responsible for 1) developing and teaching half-semester courses in basic probability and statistics and mathematics for economists to prepare students for the calculus-based gateway introductory course and the major’s required introductory econometrics course, and 2) coordinating and overseeing a peer tutoring program within the department. The individual hired in this position may also offer courses in their areas of specialization. This person will work with colleagues to ensure appropriate alignment of the content of these courses with curricular needs, and will be expected to share in academic advising responsibilities. The total course load, including oversight of the peer tutoring program, is equivalent to five full-semester courses per academic year. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Apply at Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the email address of two references, who will submit a letter of recommendation in support of the application. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. All questions regarding the application should be sent to search committee chair David Kuenzel at Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2023.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, Debbie Colucci (


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