JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Simon Fraser University
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics including fields such as development economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, health economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor economics and public economics, with an effective start date no earlier than September 1, 2021. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Economics, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or of Associate Professor (tenured). Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Economics requires a Ph.D. completed by the appointment start date.
Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details ( or contact SFU Institutional Strategic Awards ( .
The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of Economics’ research strengths in applied microeconomics and to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department. The Chair holder is expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to make significant contributions to teaching, graduate student supervision, and knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, policy stakeholders, and the general public as appropriate.
This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, applicants with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program, .
Applications should include an application letter, a full curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. All applications should be submitted online through the EconJobMarket website, .
Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details ( . SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations ( .
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence December 1, 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Jasmina Arifovic, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Economics, arifovic@ .
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