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Auburn University seeks a transformative, inclusive and collaborative leader who is deeply committed to culture and change to serve as the next head of the Department of Economics.  

The Department of Economics is one of fourteen units that make up Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. Under the leadership of Dean Jason Hicks, the college has outlined an inspiring vision for the future, emphasizing the value of an outstanding student learning experience and excelling in research, scholarship, and creative works. As a member of the college’s leadership team, the economics head will be responsible for visioning, strategic planning, operations, finances, faculty affairs, academic and research programs, external relations, and fundraising supporting the department’s aspirations.

WittKieffer is assisting Auburn University in this search. A detailed leadership profile is available at ( Applications should include, as three separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile; a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility; and a CV or resume and be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal ( by March 24, 2023.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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