Van Vliet Term Professorship in Agricultural Economics
Advertiser: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - International Trade
Position type(s): Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Professor
Location of job: 51 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 1B4, Canada (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 5 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 15 Jun 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 17 Jun 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for the Van Vliet Term Professorship in Agricultural Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. This is a term position with a mutually agreed upon term of 1 to 5 years.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics with demonstrated expertise in International Agribusiness or International Trade and will be expected to have extensive knowledge of microeconomics and agribusiness in the areas of agricultural trade and trade policy with an ability to contribute to the undergraduate agribusiness program and the graduate program in agricultural economics. Evidence of being a high-quality post-secondary teacher-scholar and demonstrated ability to operate as a team player in a collegial environment is also required.

The appointee will typically deliver up to three courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. The teaching expectations will be determined at the time of appointment. The incumbent will provide leadership and mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students, and engage with relevant agricultural industry stakeholders.

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers both a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in agricultural economics, as well as undergraduate programs in agribusiness, agricultural economics, and renewable resource management. With internationally recognized faculty, the department has a strong history of research excellence in agricultural economics, policy, and agribusiness management. The department is situated within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, an international leader in applied research and scholarship with expertise in, and integrated across, four primary themes: Food, Feed and Bioproducts; Environment and Ecology; Business and Applied Economics; Plants and Animals. The college has a century-long reputation for teaching, research, and outreach and has been a consistent strength for the university. The college has played a pivotal role in the development of the agriculture and food industries in Saskatchewan, and continues to build on a legacy of public engagement and cooperative partnerships. Our faculty is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing graduates for leadership in the bio-economy.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a
city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

Salary bands for this position for the 2020 – 2021 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; Full Professor: $135,145 to $157,804. In addition, research support will be included to assist the appointee in establishing a productive research program.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.


Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV (including list of publications, teaching experience), a job market paper, academic transcripts and letters from three external referees should be submitted electronically through Econ Job Market, available at

The University is committed to employment equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr Ken Belcher, Professor and Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Transcript of grades (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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