Assistant Professor - Economic History

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Economic History - 1701581

The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment in the field of Economic History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Economics or equivalent by the date of appointment or soon thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Economic History.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, demonstrated by an innovative job market paper with a significant contribution to the literature and strong recommendations by referees. Further support can be provided by high quality working papers, presentations at significant conferences, accolades, or awards. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, strong endorsements from referees, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at A completed application will include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, one or more working papers, and three letters of reference . The deadline for applications is November 20, 2017. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted.

If you have questions about this position please contact Professor Victor Aguirregabiria at For more information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus please visit our home page at

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.

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Economics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 25, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 20, 2017, 11:59pm EST