Lecturer - Economics - 14053


The Department of Economics seeks one or more full-time Lecturers in Economics starting August 22, 2018.


Full-Time teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in economics, statistics, global perspectives, and possibly upper-level undergraduate courses in areas of expertise. The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester. Lecturers at UW-Whitewater may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings. Lecturers may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities or participate in other programs geared toward improving student success. Lecturers are expected to maintain professional currency consistent with AACSB accreditation. The candidate will also be expected to embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Economics required by start of contract year or ABD status in Economics is required for consideration. Candidates must show a record of or potential for effective teaching.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Economics is preferred. Candidates with a record of superior teaching performance preferred. Knowledge and competence to teach courses in global perspectives and international trade preferred for one of these positions.


The Department of Economics (http://www.uww.edu/cobe/economics) is in the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics (http://www.uww.edu/cobe). The Economics Department offers three degree programs: a bachelor's of business administration (BBA), a bachelor of art or science (BA/BS) from the College of Letters and Sciences and a bachelor of science in education (BSE) from the College of Education. The curriculum emphasizes applied analysis and empirical methods.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org). 


Applications received by March 23, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Prof. Jeff Heinrich
Associate Professor and Chair of Economics Department
(262) 472-5583


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • CV
  • Copy of graduate transcript(s)
  • Evaluations of teaching and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • 3 letters of recommendation
This Job ID is 14053.

Who are you?

A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, click here: UW-Whitewater External Applicants

A current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, click here: UW-Whitewater Internal Applicants

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by selecting the link below.
Apply Online FAQs