Economics (Associate or Full Professor)

October 15, 2021

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Associate 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 two  senior professorial positions, at the Associate or Full Professor level.  The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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: Candidates must have a Ph.D., a distinguished international reputation, an outstanding record of publications in top-ranked journals, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and a track record of effective graduate level supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.  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 tenured. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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
-a pdf version of the paper you plan to  present at a recruiting seminar  (which will be a virtual presentation)
-evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations of teaching should be included if available, sample syllabi, peer reviews may also be included)
-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

It is not necessary to submit references at this time.  We will 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.

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.