Assistant Professor – Economics
Advertiser: Economics, University of Toronto
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 150 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G7, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-07-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 10 Nov 2023
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 19 Feb 2024
Ad text:

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invites applications for up to four full-time tenure stream appointments in the area of Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Economics or related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in Economics. We have a special interest for those who specialize in Environmental Economics, Macro and Monetary Economics and Financial Economics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, competitive, externally funded research program. The position comes with both undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities. More broadly, candidates are expected to contribute actively to the intellectual life of the department. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, which can be demonstrated by an innovative job market paper with a significant contribution to the literature, strong recommendations by referees of high standing, the submitted research statement, high quality working papers, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, accolades, and awards.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, and excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at A complete application will include a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a job market paper, up to three working papers or publications, a teaching dossier (which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above), and three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) uploaded directly by referees. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to EDI, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position please contact Professor Rahul Deb at

For more information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus please visit our home page at

Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials including reference letters submitted by then; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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