Assistant Professor of Economics – Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sep 22, 2023Job Posting


The Department of Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics at Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates at other ranks or professors of practice (non-tenure track) will also be considered. This vital faculty position begins in either January or August 2024.

The economics professor we are seeking should be passionate about the mission of the University and teaching excellence. The candidate should also have a compelling vision for aligning economic principles, the free market system, and Catholic teaching and values. In addition, the candidate should have a growth mindset to drive excitement among students in the disciplines of economics.

Franciscan University, founded in 1946 by friars of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance, integrates excellent academic programs with a dynamic faith environment to serve 2,500 students from all 50 states and 17 countries on campus and an additional 1,000 students online. One of only 18 faithfully Catholic universities in the U.S. endorsed by the Cardinal Newman Society, Franciscan University of Steubenville continues to lead the renaissance of Catholic higher education called for in Ex corde Ecclesiae.

The vision and values of the Department of Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics embraces the mission of the University at large. The Department is committed to educating students with the skills, knowledge, and values to enable them to bring Christ into the marketplace and into all aspects of business and economic policies.


  • Teach primarily undergraduate economics courses with a focus on integrating economics theory, real-world economic policies and principles, the free market intellectual tradition, and Catholic teachings. The role may also require teaching in our MBA program.
  • Articulate and implement a strategic vision to the undergraduate economics program and the core curriculum that drives growth and excitement among students.
  • Provide students with a practical educational experience in the disciplines of economics that is grounded in relevant real-world economic policy considerations and that aligns the free market intellectual tradition and practice with Catholic teaching.
  • Ensure high-quality student learning by employing best practice approaches to teaching; proactively reviewing student teaching evaluations; and, as needed, collaborating with our Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Support and connect students with internship opportunities.
  • Collaborate with faculty on program development initiatives.
  • Study, apply, and promote the best research in the field of economics.
  • Be a present and visible leader of the program on campus, with the local business community, and with the economics discipline globally.
  • Participate and engage with program accreditation duties.
  • Advise and mentor students of the department.
  • Engage in university service and scholarly activity as fitting to the department expectations and faculty expertise.


  • Doctoral Degree in economics (tenure track), or
  • A graduate degree in an economics or business discipline with a track record of significant real-world economic policy analysis and implementation (non-tenure track).
  • A passion for the mission of the University
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

To apply, please submit:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including evaluations if available
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement addressing personal and professional fit with the mission of Franciscan University.
  • three letters of reference
  • official transcripts

All materials must be submitted electronically to Professor Doug Perry, via Nicole Hough, Review of completed applications will begin August 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, see

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and is an equal-opportunity employer.

In compliance with state and federal laws, including (but not limited to) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Franciscan University of Steubenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status (or any other criteria protected by applicable law) in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or with regard to employment.

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