JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of British Columbia

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Vancouver School of Economics
Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468583
Date Posted: 12/09/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
JEL Classification: C0 -- General
Computational Economics
Data Science in Economics
Applied Econometrics
Machine Learning
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Vancouver School of Economics and Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. Starting date: July 1, 2022. We are seeking outstanding candidates with an interest in the use of data-science, computational, and quantitative methods in economics. We will consider any field associated with those methods, but special consideration will be given for those in applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. This position is ideal for applicants intending to build a datascience-oriented portfolio and who wish to pursue an academic career where a high premium is placed on teaching excellence, as well as research. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: For appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence in teaching data science and/or applied econometrics courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, and assist VSE faculty in maintaining a stack of open-source technologies (e.g. Jupyter and GitHub). As part of their teaching role, applicants will have the opportunity to participate in course and curriculum development in the fields above. Applicants will be expected to know and be able to teach using programming languages such as Python and R. Postdoctoral fellows are hired for a one year fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal in one-year increments to a maximum of three years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit their applications through EconJobMarket ( The application link is []. For further information on submitting your documents please see our instructions at detailed instructions and information about the School can be found on our website at you have questions regarding the ad or the application procedures please contact Ciara English (ciara.english[at]ubc[dot]ca) or Jay Shankar (jay.shakar[at]ubc[dot]ca).

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Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
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