Associate Professor / Professor - Economics

Date Posted: 08/18/2023
Closing Date: 09/25/2023, 11:59PM ET 
Open Until Filled
Req ID: 33287
Job Category: Academic
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Economics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Economics, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching in Economics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. 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, and externally funded research program. The position comes with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities. More broadly, candidates are expected to contribute actively to the intellectual life of the department. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

The successful candidate will have an established reputation in research with internationally recognized scholarship. Evidence of excellence in research is required, as demonstrated by the submitted research statement, prestigious accolades from within the field, evidence of an externally funded program of research, a publication record in top-ranked Economics and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments (which must include PhD supervision), the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. The full list of required application materials is described below.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at A complete application will include a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, one recent publication, a teaching dossier (which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) uploaded directly by referees. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to EDI, 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.

Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor
Professor Rahul Deb at

For more information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus please visit our home page at

Review  of applications will begin on September 25, 2023, and applicants should endeavor to have all materials including reference letters submitted by then; however, applications will be accepted  until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the U of T platform will NOT be considered for this position



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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


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.

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