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Assistant Professors

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria, invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to commence 1 July 2022.

For the first position, applicants must have a primary field of study in econometrics with a strong applied research agenda.

For the second position, the Department is seeking to hire a researcher in environmental/climate/resource economics or in international economics. Exceptional candidates in other fields may be considered only if a suitable candidate is not found in the areas mentioned above.

All applicants must describe in their application how their research will complement or add existing research capacity in the Department (see https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/economics/index.php).

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact makes this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.

With a diverse complement of twenty-eight faculty members, the department offers a breadth of topics in economics for undergraduate, MA and PhD students. The department takes great pride in its educational mission. Our top undergraduates are highly sought after by employers and the best graduate programs in Canada. Our graduate students have a high job placement rate, with many in analytical positions or leadership roles in the government of British Columbia, the Federal Government, the Bank of Canada, academia and industry.

The department’s research is equally comprehensive in scope, with core strengths in environmental and resource economics, labour economics, economic history and the economics of Indigenous people among others. We have a strong group of junior professors along with established and award-winning scholars working in a dynamic and collaborative research environment.

The department’s priorities are to continue to enhance our academic programs, to further raise the research profile and reputation of the department, and to ensure an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Information about the department can be found at https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/economics/index.php.

The department is strongly committed to excellence, equity and to increasing diversity.

Requirements

  • A completed PhD (or be close to completion) in economics, applied economics or agricultural economics
  • An established research programme as demonstrated by either publications in scholarly outlets or a strong research pipeline including high-quality research papers targeted at leading scholarly outlets.
  • Ability to provide both graduate and undergraduate level instruction in core areas, as well as supervision and teaching in area(s) of specialization.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, as evidenced through course evaluations or reference letters.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply, candidates must submit the following material through EconJobMarket or via email to econsearch1@uvic.ca:

  • Cover letter that addresses how their research complements or adds to existing research capacity of our department
  • CV
  • Job market paper

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using EconJobMarket or email. If letters are submitted via email, please ask your referees to include your full name in the subject line of the message.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Additional information

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Application deadline

Complete applications must be received no later than November 1, 2021.

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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