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Assistant Teaching Professor

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

The successful candidate will teach a range of econometrics and statistics courses at the undergraduate level and contribute to delivering core courses in macro or micro economics. Teaching professors play a central role in the administration of undergraduate programs.

Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in economics and have a record of excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching economics, innovative, and can motivate and inspire students to learn. The position will require ongoing contributions to the improvement of undergraduate teaching in the Department, including leading the introduction of new teaching methods and technologies. Having experience teaching large classes, international students, and coordinating teaching across multiple sections are all desirable assets. Assistant teaching professors are expected to maintain scholarly activities (10% of workload) through research, which can include research on pedagogical methods.

This is a continuing regular faculty position. The initial appointment period is three years. Thereafter, reappointments are for four-year terms with the possibility of a continuing appointment after seven years.  Assistant teaching professors can seek promotion to Associate Teaching Professor and later Teaching Professor with tenure.

Required Qualifications

  • A completed PhD (or be close to completion) in economics or equivalent
  • Ability to provide undergraduate level instruction in econometrics and core areas
  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching as evidenced through peer-reviewed of teaching, course evaluations or reference letters.
  • A demonstrated commitment to developing undergraduate curriculum and enhancing student experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interest in pursuing research or scholarly activities related to teaching

Additional information

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.

The Department
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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact information

To apply, candidates must submit the following material through EconJobMarket or via email to econsearch2@uvic.ca:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A brief teaching portfolio describing your teaching philosophy and containing evidence of teaching effectiveness, including but not limited to methods used, openness to innovation, as well as summaries of student evaluations or peer reviews of teaching.
  • A research paper, which can be on pedagogy.

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.

Application deadline

Complete applications must be received no later than January 15, 2022.

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.

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.

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