Political Economy and Development (Assistant Professor)

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Starting date: July 1, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the field of Political Economy and Development. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Economics, and will have a specialization in, Political Economy and Development preferably in the area of the economics of conflict. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research through publications in top journals and/or the completion of research papers likely to be published in top journals, as well as a developing international reputation. They will also have demonstrated highly effective teaching and supervision in the fields of development and political economy at both the graduate and undergraduate level. 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. and publications record, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e,g., teaching evaluations), samples of research papers, and at least three confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by June 17, 2018. 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.