Lecturer Opening
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University
Field(s) of specialization: Economic History - Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Industrial Organization - International Trade - Public Economics - Health; Education; Welfare - Computational Economics
Position type(s): Lecturer
Location of job: Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 Jan 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:


Simon Fraser University Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for one full-time continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The expected starting date is on or after July 1, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates employing empirical or computational approaches to microeconomics, environmental economics, health economics, industrial organization, trade, economic history and public economics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.


Teaching excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Economics or a closely related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate:

· a strong record of teaching success commensurate with their experience;

· potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community. We serve students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.


Normally, faculty members holding a continuing teaching position will teach 8 one-term courses across three terms annually. The teaching assignments will be in undergraduate courses across many fields of economics, including both core microeconomics and applied field courses. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University and to the academic profession through service.

Review of complete applications will begin on October 31, 2023, with preference given to applications received by then. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a teaching dossier which demonstrates your teaching effectiveness. The teaching dossier should include:

· a two-page summary describing your teaching philosophy, and any work on course and curriculum development and/or pedagogical innovation;

· and, for the most recent courses taught (up to 8 courses):

o instructional materials: syllabi, sample exams and assignments, grading rubrics;

o teaching evaluations, including both raw data and summary statistics; and

o a statement summarizing and contextualizing the evidence presented.

Email inquiries should be directed to ecchrsec@sfu.ca. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Please indicate whether you are legally eligible to work in Canada.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $94,049 to $108,557, dependent on experience and inclusive of a market differential.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of SFU.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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