JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
University of British Columbia
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: British Columbia, CANADA
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
I0 -- General
Vancouver School of Economics
Canada Research Chair
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia
Position Type: Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Economics
The Vancouver School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC – Vancouver campus invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Behavioural Economics and appointment to a tenured professorial position at a senior rank (Professor or Associate Professor). This is an abbreviated ad. For a complete ad including document requirements, and instructions, please see our website at . Applications must be submitted electronically at: . This posting can be found at . Nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a CRC is conditional upon their approval. The Chair position is expected to begin by July 1, 2021. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Patrick Francois, VSE Director at .
This position for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Economics is expected to begin July 1, 2021, or possibly as early as January 1, 2021. Candidates will have a PhD degree and a compelling research record that demonstrates outstanding scholarly leadership in this area of economics. This is likely to involve proficiency in laboratory, and lab in the field experiments, testing behavioural economics insights. Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC chair will be housed in
the Vancouver School of Economics and the chair holder will add to the School’s diversity in research by furthering their behavioural research agenda on issues related to women and/or other economically marginalized groups.
The successful candidate will be an international leader in their field of research whose scholarly profile and research proposal meet the criteria of the CRC program and demonstrate an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to contribute to service at all levels within the University and to the profession. The Chair will be expected to attract undergraduate and graduate students with interests in behavioural economics.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 1 CRC position. Tier 1 CRC nominees must be Professors or Associate Professors who are expected to be promoted to the Professor rank within one or two years of the nomination. The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information and further details on eligibility criteria.
In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To make a confidential request for accommodations, please contact Ciara English, Faculty Relations Support, at cengli01@ .
The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For additional information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: . For support and assistance with accommodation questions, contact accessibility@ .
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey ( as part of the application process, and applicants must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name when completing the equity survey in order to be considered.
- External Application URL and Instructions Below
- Letters of Reference Instructions Below
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. Instructions for applying for this position can be found at