Assistant Professor in Economics or Economics Policy, tenure-stream
Advertiser: Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Public Economics - Behavioral Economics - Urban; Rural; Regional Economics - Political Economy
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B8, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 21 Nov 2022
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2022
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Join JSGS!

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is recruiting for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2023. The position will be based at our University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus. If you are interested in becoming part of transformative change at JSGS as we continue the exciting process of faculty renewal at our USask campus, read on.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a highly productive research program, teach courses, supervise graduate students, and participate in administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.

The successful candidate will teach across JSGS’ academic programs (five graduate programs and several graduate certificates). The development of new courses may substitute for course instruction in some cases. The position will focus on teaching courses primarily in economics and economic policy. Research expertise in innovation and/or sustainability policy with an interest in energy, natural resources, or agriculture policy would be an asset.

Candidate Qualities

We are looking for a new scholarly colleague with a doctoral degree and a research track record in economics or economic policy. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching and research.

The ability to add to JSGS’s research expertise, methodological diversity, excellence in online teaching, and public engagement will be strong assets. Experience in the public sector and/or other applied policy contexts would be an asset.

Candidates who will attract our attention are high-impact scholars whose ambitions resonate with the JSGS brand of high-quality graduate education and outstanding interdisciplinary research. We are seeking candidates who will contribute vitality to our school’s graduate programming, both in person and online (visit for the full listing), our ambitious research agenda, and a dynamic academic culture.

This is an open invitation for you to challenge us with your creative and innovative research and approaches to teaching and demonstrate how your work will have a positive impact on society.


The successful candidate will be offered a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary range for Assistant Professors is $98,178 to $117,978 per annum.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are asked to send a letter of motivation (including your vision on education if you were to join JSGS and indicating which courses in our graduate programs that you are qualified to teach) and a detailed CV as a single PDF file to The subject line should read, “Assistant Professor – Economics & Econ Policy”.

The consideration of applications will begin on November 21, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference and, as part of the interview process, to deliver a synchronous teaching demonstration and a seminar on their area of research and how it connects to JSGS.

Due to federal immigration requirements, we ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work permanently in Canada, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About JSGS

Named after Albert W. Johnson and Thomas K. Shoyama, two of Saskatchewan’s best-known public servants who went on to illustrious careers with the federal government, JSGS is the first provincial school of its kind and is the product of an innovative and successful partnership between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

In its second decade of operations, JSGS strives to be a world-class policy school that educates, informs, and engages with public policy and administration. Our unique two-campus model brings together faculty and staff from two universities and several disciplines, as well as a host of Executives-in-Residence with many years of practical experience in government.

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. USask’s main campus 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 24,000.

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