JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science (EPP), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for two tenure track professorial positions. The first is at the rank of Assistant Professor and the second is at the rank of Assistant or early career Associate Professor (less than 10 years since earning their Ph.D although this may be extended to account for maternity or parental leave).
The areas of specialization are open with preference for applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. The successful candidates will have a PhD in Economics and will become members of the EPP Department . The appointments are expected to start on July 1, 2021.
Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, teaching excellence and a respectful and collegial learning and working environment. Candidates will demonstrate an already existing or potential to develop a record of high quality, scholarly contributions in their respective field of research, including the potential to develop externally-funded research programs, as appropriate to their experience and qualifications. These positions present candidates with the opportunity to contribute to the further development of the curriculum, supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and fulfill service obligations to the University and community. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at .
The Department of EPP, at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary department of 29 faculty members with research clusters in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields as well as active engagement in the scholarship of teaching.
EPP is housed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Our collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, go to: .
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit . Information about the surrounding community can be found at: .
As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at . Candidates are expected to support UBC Okanagan’s commitments to Indigenous engagement.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC Okanagan is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of our community. We ask that all applicants complete a voluntary survey (link to survey) that will help us to assess the effectiveness of our efforts to reach a broad group of potential applicants.
- External Application URL and Instructions Below
a cover letter clearly indicating position to which the candidate is applying
a curriculum vitae
a statement of research interests
a statement of teaching philosophy
evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching/course evaluations)
the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.
Applicants should arrange to have their referees submit the letters of reference directly to Tiffany Clark, by the deadline at: .
Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to: Professor Helen Yanacopulos .
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2020. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.