Assistant Professor, Econometrics
Advertiser: Economics, University of Alberta
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 8-14 Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H4, Canada (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2022 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2022.
Ad text:

The Department of Economics [ualberta.ca/economics] in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of July 1, 2023.

We are looking for an econometrician. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics (or be close to completion) and must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research. Areas of specialization in econometrics, such as causal inference, computational methods, and machine learning, will be prioritized. The successful candidate is expected to have the ability to teach graduate econometrics. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate student programs, and graduate student research supervision. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Economics at the University of Alberta is committed to excellence in research. The Department offers four programs in total: bachelors (majors and honors), two master’s programs (Economics and Economics & Finance) and a PhD program. The University of Alberta ranks among the top five universities in Canada. The University has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in computer sciences and artificial intelligence and is home to 39,000 students in nearly 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs [ualberta.ca]. The University's main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country, with a population of approximately one million.

The Department of Economics shares the University of Alberta’s commitment to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage applications from women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University.

The Department will conduct virtual interviews and in-person fly-ins. Virtual fly-ins will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Department of Economics. All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, three confidential letters of reference, a research statement, and, if available, samples of additional research papers. Applicants with substantial experience in teaching are invited to submit a teaching dossier that includes evaluations of teaching performance.

Interested individuals should complete an application on the online application portal EconJobMarket [econjobmarket.org/positions/8610]. Applications must be received by December 1, 2022, to qualify for screening. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Business Address:
8-14 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Valentina Galvani, Chair, Department of Economics.

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