Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Economics

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Economics

Date Posted: 09/17/2020
Closing Date: 11/16/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 412
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Economics
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of General Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

We seek enthusiastic and innovative individuals pursuing an award-winning career in university teaching with both the demonstrated ability and demonstrated future capacity to enhance the domestic and international reputation of our undergraduate programs. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Economics or in a related field with a focus in Economics by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate or graduate program levels, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, have the demonstrated capacity to expertly incorporate current research within economics into our undergraduate courses, and possess excellent expository, organizational, and interpersonal skills. At the application stage, the necessary evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy includes strong endorsements from referees of high standing, teaching-related scholarly activities demonstrated by working papers or publications, and a creative, coherent and complete teaching dossier that highlights teaching accomplishments and any professional experience that may enhance teaching. A complete teaching dossier includes a teaching statement, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and select course materials that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. Evidence of strong communication and expository skills can be evident in a candidate’s working papers, conference presentations and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate must also possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.

Teaching duties are in the undergraduate program and may include program-required courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-year undergraduate courses.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Information about the University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Economics is available at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations; and one or more working papers or publications. Applicants must provide the name and contact information of at least three references. Econjobmarket will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Amber Shoebridge at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 16, 2020.

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

Diversity Statement
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.

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 [email protected].

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Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 11/17/2020
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