Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science
Advertiser: Economics, University of British Columbia
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Other - Computational Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 6000 Iona Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T1L4, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-07-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Jan 2022
Application deadline: 30 Apr 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Apr 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science


· Computational Economics

· Data Science in Economics

· Applied Econometrics/Machine Learning

Deadline: open until filled


The Vancouver School of Economics and Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. Starting date: July 1, 2022. We are seeking outstanding candidates with an interest in the use of data-science, computational, and quantitative methods in economics. We will consider any field associated with those methods, but special consideration will be given for those in applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. This position is ideal for applicants intending to build a datascience-oriented portfolio and who wish to pursue an academic career where a high premium is placed on teaching excellence, as well as research. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: For appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence in teaching data science and/or applied econometrics courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, and assist VSE faculty in maintaining a stack of open-source technologies (e.g. Jupyter and GitHub). As part of their teaching role, applicants will have the opportunity to participate in course and curriculum development in the fields above. Applicants will be expected to know and be able to teach using programming languages such as Python and R. Postdoctoral fellows are hired for a one year fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal in one-year increments to a maximum of three years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit their applications through EconJobMarket ( The application link is [](For%20further information on submitting your documents please see our instructions at "For further information on submitting your documents please see our instructions at"). More detailed instructions and information about the School can be found on our website at If you have questions regarding the ad or the application procedures please contact Ciara English (ciara.english[at]ubc[dot]ca) or Jay Shankar (jay.shakar[at]ubc[dot]ca).

Applications must include:

- a c.v. which will include your teaching and publication record, links to current research papers, and links to any open source software contribution (e.g. a github or gitlab profile).

- a research statement including your current research interests and goals. Although this position has both teaching and research components, preference will be given to applicants with a strong research agenda.

- pdf versions of any sample papers for consideration.

- evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi, if available , and any teaching awards you have received)

- a one-page teaching statement which should include your teaching interests and goals, pedagogical training and teaching experience, ideally emphasizing your perspective on teaching datascience and programming in economics.

- at least 3 confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Paper (writing example) (optional)
  • Research statement (optional)
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Teaching statement
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Other file (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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