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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Economics

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Economics

Date Posted: 09/27/2022
Closing Date: 11/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26110
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Economics
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, St. George, campus invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

We seek enthusiastic and innovative individuals pursuing an award-winning career in university teaching, with the demonstrated ability to enhance the domestic and international reputation of our undergraduate programs. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Economics by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests compliment and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Teaching duties are in the undergraduate program and may include large-enrollment, program-required courses within our introductory and intermediate economics sequences, and upper-year undergraduate courses within the candidate’s research areas.

The successful candidate must present clear evidence of: excellence in teaching in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and design of lecture materials; a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices; a demonstrated commitment in teaching-related scholarly activities; good judgement and a reflective approach to teaching innovation; the demonstrated capacity to expertly incorporate current research from at least two sub-fields within economics into our undergraduate courses; and excellent expository, organizational, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our courses and programs.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry requires: a creative and coherent teaching dossier that highlights teaching accomplishments, including a thoughtful and compelling teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Evidence may also include professional experiences that may enhance teaching and awards and accolades. The teaching dossier, a candidate’s papers, and letters of reference should give evidence of excellent expository, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the requisite expertise in at least two sub-fields within economics.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus is available at

Apply online at A complete application has a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a complete teaching dossier with a teaching statement, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and select course materials that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement; up to three working papers or publications; and at least three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) with least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, to be uploaded to Econ Job Market directly by the referees. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact Professor Gueorgui Kambourov at [email protected].

Applications must be received online by November 14, 2022, 11:59 pm EST. Only complete applications, including all application materials and reference letters, will be considered.

Caution: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the U of T platform will NOT be considered for this position.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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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