Associate Professor - Applied Economics
Associate Professor - Applied Economics
Date Posted: 11/16/2020
Closing Date: 01/06/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1352
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Applied Economics, with a focus on developing regions. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in Economics, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. The Munk School seeks a scholar with an empirical research agenda in the field of applied economics, with a focus on developing regions. Preference will be given to candidates with research relating to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and/or Africa. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates with evidence of or demonstrable interest in policy engagement will be strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach applied economics courses in both of the Munk School’s professional graduate programs (the Master of Global Affairs and the Master of Public Policy) to students with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience teaching economics in a professional school, and experience in an interdisciplinary environment.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked Economics and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, a successful and solid record of attracting research grants, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the field, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/.
All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to two publications or working papers, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, 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.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, dated, and signed) to [email protected] by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 6, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
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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