Assistant Professor (teaching-track), Microeconomics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, McMaster University
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
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: 2023-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2022
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 Jun 2023
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 Teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, located on the main university campus to begin on July 1, 2023.

The successful applicant will primarily teach large-enrollment sections of first-year undergraduate microeconomics. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed or are very near completing a PhD in economics. Applicants with an MA in Economics and at least four years of experience teaching large sections of introductory economics with evidence of teaching excellence will be considered. The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, a willingness to contribute to teaching practice through continual pedagogical innovation, and a willingness to be a resource to other instructors in the department. They must also demonstrate 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.

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

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The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), effective October 18, 2021 for all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status. Further information is available at the following link: More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at

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:

    o demonstrated ability to successfully teach large-enrollment sections of undergraduate first-year microeconomics

    o ability to work in a collaborative environment; and

    o contributions to teaching practice

    o contributions to university, professional 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 on-line at EconJobMarket,

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Administrative Department Manager at to communicate accommodation needs.

The department will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2022. 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, 2023 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 in their application letter 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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