Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics

Requisition ID:  29906

Job Summary

The Department of Economics and Finance at Purdue University Fort Wayne ( invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Economics beginning August 2024. Responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate courses in economics, including principles, intermediate, statistics, and upper-level economics courses with a preference for courses in applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, but open to any field. Applicants who can immediately contribute to teaching the field courses in the existing undergraduate programs offered by the department or the MBA program will have higher priority. Extensive industry experience will be considered as a plus, especially in the banking and real estate sectors. A combination of online, hybrid, and face-to-face course delivery is expected.


A Ph.D. or DBA with a concentration or specialization in Economics or Finance is required. ABDs will be considered if degree is in hand by August 2024. Beside teaching responsibilities, duties will include service (e.g., participating on school and university level committees) per department and university guidelines. Position is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory background check.

The Department

The Department of Economics and Finance includes eleven full-time faculty and an administrative assistant. Our mission is to advance the professional lives of our students in the areas of Economics, Finance and Data Analytics. Our department offers undergraduate degrees in Economics, Finance, and Money and Banking. Purdue Fort Wayne’s Doermer School of Business is an AACSB Internationally accredited program.


The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references to All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45–minute instructional student presentation. For full consideration, apply by February 16th, 2024. Screening will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Zafar Nazarov, Interim Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance, at with any questions.   


Purdue University Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Purdue University Fort Wayne does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Feb 16, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne