Public Economics, Economic Theory and Macroeconomics (Associate Professor)

15 Oct, 2018

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a senior professorial position, primarily at the Associate Professor level but we may also consider truly  exceptional candidates for appointment at the level of (Full) Professor. Our priority fields are Public Economics, Economic Theory and Macroeconomics, however truly exceptional candidates working outside these fields may be given consideration. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank  appropriate to their level of experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., a distinguished international reputation, an outstanding record of publications in topranked journals, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and a track record of effective Ph.D. supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates hired into  tenured positions must be approved by the appropriate VSE Promotion and Tenure Committee and the university’s Senior Appointments Committee before the appointment can be made official.

Applications must include:

  • a c.v. which will include a publication record and links to current research papers
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (normally student evaluations of teaching)
  • a teaching statement which will include the candidate’s methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body

We encourage anyone who desires to also include a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or
potential contribution, to diversity. We require the names and contact information of at least 4 potential referees who can be contacted for an evaluation of the applicant’s work, should the applicant be shortlisted. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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.