Economics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

October 15, 2021

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Assistant Professor


  • International Trade
  • Environmental Economics
  • Any other field

Deadline: November 20, 2021


The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for up to 3 tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  Starting date: July 1, 2022.

We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of International Trade and Environmental Economics, but will consider candidates in other fields.

Qualifications: For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and in research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit their applications through EconJobMarket (  The application link is  The completed application on EJM will be transferred to us and processed.  In addition to the documents below you will be asked to indicate your primary and other research fields, and whether or not you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.  More detailed instructions and information about the School can be found on our website at   If you have questions regarding the ad or the application procedures please contact Ciara English (ciara.english[at]ubc[dot]ca) or our School Director, Patrick Francois (patrick.francois[at]ubc[dot]ca).

Applications must include:

– a c.v. which will include a publication record and links to current research papers
-pdf versions of sample papers, including the paper you plan to  present at a recruiting seminar
-evidence of teaching effectiveness (will include a statement of teaching interests and experience. May include student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi, if available.)  For  further info see instructions on VSE or EJM website.
– a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
– at least 3 confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee

All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 20, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.  Application site will close November 20, 2021.  After this date no additional documents can be submitted through econjobmarket.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.   All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.