Two Tenure-track positions starting August 2018 requiring a PhD in Statistics/Applied Statistics, PhD in Economics with specialization in econometrics, or closely related field. Background in business analytics, computational statistics, data mining, or big data analytics. ABDs will be considered only if expected PhD completed within one year from the start date; ABDs who fail to complete the PhD within aforementioned one year will receive a terminal contract. Screening for both positions will begin December 13, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to meet research requirements for tenure and promotion in an AACSB-accredited program; willingness to develop/deliver innovative traditional, online, and hybrid courses. For a full and complete description of the positions and how to apply online, go to https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91571. AA/EO/M/W/D/V WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
Required application materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita or resume, (3) the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references, (4) current representative sample of research (e.g. job market paper), (5) copies of unoffical academic (graduate) transcripts and any certifications/licenses required (official copies will be requested of selected candidates), (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (7) a statement detailing the candidate's teaching approach/mindset and (7) a statement detailing the candidate's research agenda (max 500 words).
About Western Illinois University - Department of Economics and Decision Sciences
Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb... and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.