Contractually-limited Faculty Position
Advertiser: Department of Economics, McMaster University
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Location of job: 1280 Main Street West, Kenneth Taylor Hall Room 426, Department of Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S4M4, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-07-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 12 May 2024
Current search status: Search suspended/canceled
Posting end date: 3 Jul 2024
Ad text:

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a one-year, full-time contractually-limited position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, located on the main university campus to begin on July 1, 2024.

Applicants must have an area of specialization in labour economics.

The successful applicant will teach a total of seven 3-unit courses in the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, including two sections of ECON 2A03-Labour Market Issues, two sections of ECON 3D03-Labour Economics, and two sections of the research methods course ECON 4F03–Methods of Inquiry in Economics. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed or are very near completing a PhD in Economics. The applicant must also demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and a willingness and ability to contribute to the department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as university-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities. The position is initially for one-year, but is renewable subject to good performance and continued funding.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. McMaster has a vision to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence as a student-centred, research-intensive university. McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences comprises over 130 faculty members advancing education and research in collaboration with one or more of the Faculty’s 13 schools, departments and program areas. Its disciplines are preparing societal leaders to respond to economic, political and cultural shifts in Canada and abroad. Discover more about the Faculty of Social Sciences and the City of Hamilton.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey as part of the application process. It takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at 905-525-9140 ext. 26156 or to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply:

Applications should include:

• an application letter

• a curriculum vitae

• a teaching dossier including a thoughtful teaching statement and evidence of teaching excellence

• three confidential letters of reference, guiding referees to comment on your:

  1. demonstrated or potential ability to successfully teach undergraduate courses in labour economics and research methods;
  2. ability to work in a collaborative environment; and
  3. contributions to university and/or community service

• Applicants are required to include a statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, learning or service within post-secondary, community-based and other professional settings (2-page maximum).

Applications will only be accepted online at EconJobMarket,

The department will begin reviewing applications on May 13th, 2024. Only complete applications, including all application materials and reference letters, will be considered. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2024 is preferred. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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