JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Toronto

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Faculty of Arts & Science
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Associate Professor – Economic Inequality and Societies

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467362
Date Posted: 09/07/2021
Date Inactive: 10/11/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate Professor – Economic Inequality and Societies
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Economic Inequality and Societies
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Economic Inequality and Societies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in any social science field relating to Economic Inequality and Societies, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. This may include Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or related fields. The Munk School seeks a scholar whose research and teaching interests can complement and enhance one or more of our existing strengths, which include the Future of Democratic Societies, the Changing World Order, the Political Economy of Innovation, and the Digital World. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, externally funded research program. The Committee especially welcomes candidates whose work focuses on the Global South.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked disciplinary and/or field-relevant academic journals or academic presses, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, strong endorsements from referees of high standing and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the field.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a teaching statement, sample course materials, teaching evaluations, and through endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including in the Munk School’s professional graduate programs (the Master of Global Affairs and the Master of Public Policy) to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and interests. The successful candidate will have experience or demonstrable interest in a professional school and/or in an interdisciplinary environment.

We welcome applicants whose research can integrate the ample opportunities for collaboration within the Munk School and across the University of Toronto. We note that the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is home to several research groups that connect with these issues of economic inequality and democratic societies, including the Global Justice Lab, the Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab, the Innovation Policy Lab, the Migration Policy Lab, and others. It is also home to several programs, including the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, with related undergraduate teaching programs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and sample course materials and teaching evaluations); and a research statement outlining current and future research interests. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in the PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by: October 11, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement:

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 10/11/2021