Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Applied Econometrics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Ottawa
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics
Position type(s): Associate Professor, Full Professor
Location of job: FSS Building, 120 University, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 24 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 24 Dec 2023
Ad text:

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Econometrics. Candidates whose primary field is Econometrics are sought. While we do not have preferences on the type of econometrics (e.g., times series or micro-econometrics), the ideal candidate would work on both theoretical and applied econometrics questions/issues. The candidate must have a world-class research program and an ambitious research agenda. The holder of the Chair will implement a creative and independent research program that is based on external research funding and will be actively involved with graduate student training and education. The Chair will be appointed to the Department of Economics, and will be expected to teach and supervise graduate students in this unit.

Located on the unceded territory of Anishinaabe Algonquin people, in the heart of the nation's capital, the University of Ottawa is one of Canada's top ten research-intensive universities and is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. It offers its 47,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. The University is situated in close proximity to the Parliament of Canada, multiple national agencies including Statistics Canada, as well various provincial and municipal agencies.

Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 Chair, the institution receives $200,000 annually for seven years. Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. New CRC nominees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.

Preferential Hiring:

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from skilled and experienced members of the four designated groups (such as Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities, women and gender equity-seeking groups, as defined in the CRC Program method for establishing equity targets and the Employment Equity Act), as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively implement equity measures that ensure and retain diverse teams and promote inclusive practices for research team members. As part of this preferential hiring process, applications from members of the four designated groups will be prioritized and assessed first for the vacancy. The purpose of this measure is to increase the representation and contribution of members of the four designated groups in the allocation of Canada Research Chair positions. All candidates are asked to complete the confidential self-identification form during the application process online (Employment Equity Questionnaire). Internal candidates are not eligible.

Skills requirements:

- Education : Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline.

- Required Qualifications: Outstanding independent research achievements in the area of econometrics, a solid record with respect to teaching and training of students at the graduate level, a strong record of external research funding, excellent communication skills in either English or French. Active knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

Rank and salary:

Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The salary range for a full professor starts at $118,864 and goes up to $207,511 (based on the May 1, 2023 scale of the collective agreement). Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long- term disability, basic group life insurance, supplemental health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan, optional life insurance, and relocation expenses.

Location of work: Department Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Application Package:

· A cover letter;

· An up-to-date curriculum vitae (Please include any personal circumstances and/or career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your research trajectory. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process.);

· A research plan (2 to 3 pages);

· A statement of teaching interests (1 to 2 pages);

· A statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion philosophy and concrete practices (1 page);

· The names of three people whom may be contacted by the University for letters of reference which will follow the Canada Research Chairs guidelines (i.e. all three arm’s length including one international); and

· Self-identification: Complete the confidential Employment equity questionnaire on the web portal during the application process. The Canada Research Chairs Program requires institutions to collect self-identification data from all applicants, following the program’s best practices.

Deadline: December 24, 2023

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Careers portal: Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)

The selection process will begin immediately after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please address your cover letter to the following person:

Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research and Innovation

University of Ottawa

550 Cumberland St., room 246

Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 CANADA

For questions, please email: rccacrcp@uottawa.ca

Ad posted on October 24, 2023

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

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