JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Queens University

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Faculty of Arts and Science
Computational Neuroeconomics

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111457385
Date Posted: 12/22/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Computational Neuroeconomics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
JEL Classification: D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Departments of Psychology and Economics at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in Computational Neuroeconomics. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Psychology and Economics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The ideal candidate will have a research focus in the field of economic decision making with an emphasis on the modeling of behavioural and neuroimaging data. Work that addresses the neural coding of cognitive functions such as reward, emotion and value is preferred. Moreover, the preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate the implications of their research for economic policy. The candidate must also be able to teach courses of broad appeal to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Economics and Psychology, such as Bayesian statistics, decision-making, neuroeconomics, behavioural economics, experimental economics and/or computational methods. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Theresa Brennan in the Department of Psychology, 613-533-6406.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.

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Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 02/15/2017
Application Instructions:
A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received);
• a statement of current and prospective research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Wendy Craig or Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis at the addresses included below. At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Wendy Craig at or Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Huw Lloyd-Ellis, Head
Department of Economics
Dunning Hall
Queens’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Wendy Craig, Head
Department of Psychology
Humphrey Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario