Canada Research Chair - Tier 1
Advertiser: Economics, University of British Columbia
Field(s) of specialization: Other
Position type(s): Associate Professor, Full Professor
Location of job: 6000 Iona Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T1L4, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Target date for applications: 9 Aug 2021
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 17 Aug 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting August, 2021.
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Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Economics of Culture

Deadline: 2021-08-17


The Vancouver School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at the UBC – Vancouver campus invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Economics of Culture (as they relate to institutions and economic outcomes), and appointment to a tenured professorial position at a senior rank (Professor or Associate Professor). This position is expected to begin July 1, 2022, or possibly as early as April 1, 2022. Candidates will have a PhD degree and a compelling research record that demonstrates outstanding scholarly leadership in this area of economics. Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

The Faculty of Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research and home to over twenty Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units. The CRC chair will be housed in the Vancouver School of Economics and the chair holder will add to the School’s diversity in research by furthering their research agenda on issues related to contemporary differences in moral beliefs and cultural values.

The successful candidate will be an international leader in their field of research whose scholarly profile and research proposal meet the criteria of the CRC program and demonstrate an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to contribute to service at all levels within the University and to the profession. The Chair will be expected to attract undergraduate and graduate students with interests in the economics of culture.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 1 CRC position. Tier 1 CRC nominees must be Professors or Associate Professors who are expected to be promoted to the Professor rank within one or two years of the nomination. The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information and further details on eligibility criteria.

Applications must be submitted electronically at: This posting can be found Instructions for completing the application can be found on our website at Please be prepared to provide the following items: curriculum vitae; research program proposal for a Tier 1 CRC in the Economics of Culture* (max. 4 pages); statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing your (a) most significant research accomplishments; (b) research methodology, dissemination of results, and engagement with research end users; (c) teaching philosophy/teaching practice; (d) a sample of published research; (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness and successful graduate supervision, and (f) a summary of experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. You will be required to complete the CRC survey (see below) at the link below and submit a UBC Faculty of Arts equity survey before submitting your application. Applicants should also be prepared to provide contact information for at least four potential referees, from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained. The closing date for applications is August 17, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee.

Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Patrick Francois, VSE Director at Nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a CRC is conditional upon their approval. The Chair position is expected to begin by July 1, 2022.

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To make a confidential request for accommodations, please contact Ciara English, Faculty Relations Support, at

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For additional information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: For support and assistance with accommodation questions, contact

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey as part of the application process, and applicants must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name when completing the equity survey in order to be considered.

Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Equity Survey Data will be collected by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized) and/or Indigenous Peoples will be shared with the search committee. Currently, UBC’s CRC complement has a gap in representation of persons with disabilities. Until such time as this is remedied, the names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

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