JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of British Columbia

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Biodiversity Cluster Hire
Food and Resource Economics and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465751
Date Posted: 10/26/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
JEL Classifications:
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Environmental Economics
Biodiversity Conservation
Natural Resource Economics
Applied Econometrics
Data Science
Remote Sensing
Ecological Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We seek an economist or a quantitative social scientist investigating how individual and collective behaviour affects biodiversity outcomes and vice versa. The candidate should have strong quantitative skills in one or more areas: econometrics, causal data analysis, integration and analysis of large datasets, social and behavioural field experiments, or spatial statistics. We welcome applications from candidates in economics, public policy, environmental social sciences, and related interdisciplinary fields.

This position is a joint hire at the Food and Resource Economics Program (FRE) in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (, and at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (IRES) in the Faculty of Science ( It is one of five tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the thematic area of restoring and conserving global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire. For further information see The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, mentoring and academic service across these two departments.

All applications will only be accepted at:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/21/2020