Economics (Assistant Professors)

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Assistant Professor


  • Public Economics
  • Experimental/Behavioral Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Market Design

Deadline: 2017-11-20


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, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of Public Economics, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics (theoretical and experimental), and market design, but in truly exceptional cases, candidates working outside of these fields may be given consideration. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness and samples of research papers. The applicant must arrange to have at least three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the referee. We also encourage anyone who desires to include a one page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 20, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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.