PROOF, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded interdisciplinary research program studying policy interventions to household food insecurity in Canada, invites applications for two (2) post-doctoral fellowships.
Successful candidates will join a team of accomplished researchers and examine economic predictors of food insecurity in Canada and changes in households’ vulnerability to food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with large microdata files accessed through the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres under the supervision of PROOF principal investigator, Dr. Valerie Tarasuk.
The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in household food insecurity, social policy, and the social determinants of health, and the experience and expertise to take advantage of the opportunity to access novel and rich data on food insecurity, financial circumstances, and labour market activity to build a highly productive applied research portfolio.
PROOF’s research has elucidated the socio-demographics of food insecurity in Canada, uncovered the health care costs associated with food insecurity, expanded the understanding of the relationship between food insecurity and health, and explored the impact of federal and provincial policies, through innovative analyses of survey and linked-administrative health data.
The research conducted through these fellowships will advance the understanding of food insecurity in Canada, particularly in light of pandemic-related changes to household economic circumstances, and provide evidence to inform the development of effective policy interventions.
These full-time temporary positions are for one (1) year, with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance evaluations. The positions can commence as soon as possible.
Competitive salary equalling or exceeding CIHR fellowship stipends, plus benefits. Actual salary will depend on the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and progress.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single PDF file.
Application materials should include: i) a cover letter describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying; ii) your CV and graduate degree transcripts; iii) a reprint of your most significant first-author publication; iv) contact information for three (3) references.
We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found.
All applications are welcome but only potential candidates will be contacted.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
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Canada Excellence Research Chair in the Socio-Economic Value of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is pleased to invite applications for a Canada Excellence Research Chair in the Socio-Economic Value of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities. The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program is the flagship of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and innovation (https://www.cerc.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx). Chairholders will be awarded up to $1 million per year for a period of 8 years.
Given the global importance of the transition from carbon-based fuels to renewable energy and the large number of remote, energy-isolated communities in Canada’s North, USask is committed to providing national and international leadership on how renewable energy can help address basic needs, as well as economic and social reconciliation in Canada and beyond. Such leadership can also provide a global opportunity to transfer the lessons for achieving energy security, expanding economic and social development, and reconciliation to the other 1.2 billion people on Earth without access to electricity.
We are seeking an applied social scientist whose innovative research program complements and builds on the established records of a core group of energy researchers across USask in economics, geography, political science, public policy, engineering, and other disciplines. In addition, we are seeking someone who will contribute to understanding how renewable energy can help address economic and social reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada and beyond.
The successful nominee will initiate and lead an innovative and impactful program of research, foster extensive interdisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations, and raise the profile and impact of USask through an innovative research program and knowledge mobilization efforts within and beyond academia. The academic home of this position will be determined in partnership with the successful candidate and will be either the School of Environment and Sustainability, College of Arts and Science, or College of Engineering. A joint appointment including two units is also possible.
The University of Saskatchewan has identified Energy and Minerals for a Sustainable Future as one of a select number of Signature areas, recognizing our institution’s existing research strength and potential for impact. USask is also home to several other significant programs, initiatives and chairs that will complement the work of the CERC. These include the federally funded (SSHRC) flagship research initiative “Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security”, a professional Masters’ program in Energy Security, a University of the Arctic Thematic Network, the Fulbright Arctic III initiative, and an extensive cohort of faculty and research chairs with expertise spanning technology solutions for energy security in remote, northern and Indigenous communities, bioenergy, comparative energy policy and energy transitions, community energy development, and socio-economic impacts of renewable energy development in remote communities.
The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top 15 research-intensive universities. The University is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River known for its quality of life, 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. Its main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.
We are seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence, innovation, creativity, and leadership in research through an exceptional record of research excellence with demonstrated international status and impact in their field. The successful candidate will have a track record of leading a vibrant research program and a superior ability to secure competitive external research funding. Applicants will demonstrate excellence in teaching and graduate student and postdoctoral fellow supervision, a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in research design and research team formation, and the capacity to engage and inspire research teams from across the university and beyond to transform the energy security research landscape at USask and nationally. We emphasize that the successful candidate will be an internationally recognized research leader with experience in either academia, government, or the private sector. The nominee must be a full professor, or associate professor expected to be promoted to full professor within one or two years of the CERC nomination. Alternatively, if from outside of the academic sector, nominees must possess the qualifications necessary to be appointed at these levels.
The successful applicant will be appointed as a tenured faculty member and will be nominated for a Canada Excellence Research Chair. The CERC nomination is subject to review and final approval by the CERC Secretariat. The faculty appointment is conditional on approval of the CERC. We offer a very competitive salary with merit-based additions, as well as: a comprehensive benefits package with a dental, health and extended vision care plan; a pension plan, life insurance, academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits plans; an employee assistance program; a professional expense allowance; and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
How to Apply
Applications for this position should include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s alignment with the advertised position, a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of key research achievements (1 page max), an outline of the proposed research program (2 pages max), a statement on how the candidate’s research, teaching, outreach, and/or mentorship demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion (1 page max), and the names and contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted using the University’s online application portal. Click on the “Apply Now” button (top left side of the page) to submit an application. Visit the “Tips for Applying” page for instructions on how to apply. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to complete a voluntary employment equity survey.
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2022, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
The CERC supports research excellence and recognizes that principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to this goal. USask is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and encourages applications from individuals from all underrepresented groups, including members of racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and individuals from the LGBTQ2+ community. Recruitment will be guided by the Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/index-eng.aspx) and by the strong commitment of the University of Saskatchewan to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and all qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
The impact of personal leaves, interruptions or slowdowns (e.g., parental leaves, slowdowns due to illness or disability, COVID-19 impacts) and professional circumstances (e.g., extended responsibilities, cultural contributions) will be carefully considered when reviewing the candidate’s record of research achievement. Candidates are encouraged to explain in their application how personal or professional circumstances may have impacted research productivity. Furthermore, USask is committed to supporting employees in need of accommodation in an employment context. For more information on the University’s accommodation policy, please contact Ashley.Cates@usask.ca (306-966-7321).
For questions related to this position or the selection process, please contact Dr. Karsten Liber, Chair, Interdisciplinary Search Subcommittee at Karsten.Liber@usask.ca or (306) 966-1499.
Date Posted: April 4, 2022
The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
To apply, visit https://usask.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/14/home/requisition/8085?c=usask&_ga=2.261509389.1492448841.1648941121-1390202551.1634226225. (See posting for details.)
Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.
Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process.
About Economic and Financial Research at the Bank of Canada
The Economic and Financial Research (EFR) department produces high-quality, innovative research which can be published in leading academic journals. There are around 100 PhD economists in EFR, pursuing research in fields including theoretical and applied macro, international macro and trade, international finance, empirical banking and finance, banking and payment theory, asset pricing, econometrics, empirical micro, industrial organization, and economic applications of data science. Economists in EFR spend at least half of their time on self-directed research projects and working towards journal publications. EFR is responsible for improving the Bank's research environment to facilitate recruiting and retaining productive researchers, working with colleagues across the Bank to transfer the insights of relevant research into the policy process; and supporting the development of researchers into future Bank leaders.
What you will do
As a Senior Research Officer, under the general direction of the Managing Director of Economic and Financial Research (EFR), you play a key role in the EFR Senior Leadership Team, providing strategic direction and leadership for the research work of the Bank. You are a role model of the Bank’s excellence in research, conducting innovative research published in leading academic journals in economics or finance. You enhance the Bank’s research reputation by building strong connections with external academics and researchers at other central banks via a variety of channels, including seminar and conference presentations. Your ability to inspire others is evident in how you coach and contribute to the development of other Bank researchers and create opportunities for others to be successful.
Furthermore, as a member of the EFR Senior Leadership Team you promote the integration of research into the policy-making process. You bring relevant research insights to policy, ensuring the Bank’s Governing Council and senior leadership is current on frontier research. You bring your research perspective to key policy discussions and projects.
What you need to succeed
Your education and experience
You have a PhD in economics or finance, you have tenure at a PhD granting university or equivalent experience, and you conduct research of relevance to the work of the Bank of Canada. An equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience in an area of current relevance or interest to the Bank will also be considered.
What you need to know
Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid
The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will only be required to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person. For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role. You are expected to live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that was declared by the World Health Organization, the mandates issued by the federal government, and the direction provided by public health authorities, the Bank of Canada requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.
Selected candidates will be asked to provide proof of vaccination status at the reference stage. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and require an accommodation for a legitimate medical, religious or other human rights-based grounds will follow a seperate process.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
How to Apply
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Associate Professor, Economics
Spencer Family Professorship in Economics
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.
The Department of Economics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2022 (start date is flexible). The Professorship holder will be expected to contribute significantly to the body of scholarship in the Department of Economics through teaching and research at McMaster University in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics with a preference for research relating to the Canadian experience. The Professorship comes with a research allowance of $40,000 per year.
The successful applicant must demonstrate a compelling vision for both continuing and further developing McMaster’s longstanding strength in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics research and graduate training as well as carrying on and enhancing McMaster University’s Strategic Research mission.
The Professorship holder will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise and cultivate an intellectual community of graduate students working in this area, to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department, and to help realize the Department’s and the University’s commitment to the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
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+.
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 is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. All applications must therefore include one of the following statements: “I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”; or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.” Applicants need not identify their country of origin or other aspects of their current citizenship.
All applicants must complete a brief Diversity Survey, which 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. The survey will be sent to applicants in a separate communication. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey Statement of Collection for more information. Additional inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply:
Applications should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of reference, guiding referees to comment on your:
• demonstrated scholarly excellence in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics;
• demonstrated ability to successfully teach graduate and undergraduate students and supervise graduate students;
• ability to work in a collaborative environment; and
• 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, research or service within post-secondary, community-based and other professional settings (2-page maximum).
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at email@example.com to communicate accommodation needs.
The position is also posted at McMaster University’s website (Job Opening ID: 36860). However, applications will only be accepted on-line at EconJobMarket. The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2021. The position will remain open until it is filled. First-round interviews will be done remotely and will begin in November.To apply for this position, log in and choose your Applicant role (or, if you have no account, create one).
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