Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Economics

College: Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Department: Economics and Finance

Date Posted: September 4, 2019
Deadline: December 15, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-53

Position Description:

The Department of Economics and Finance in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph invites applications from candidates with research and teaching expertise in macroeconomics for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. Candidates will hold, or will have nearly completed, a Ph.D. in Economics, with the requirement that they be able to demonstrate that they will establish themselves as recognized scholars, producing internationally recognized research, and be good teachers at all levels.

The Department of Economics and Finance is a research-intensive academic unit consisting of 26 faculty members and offers a range of academic programs leading to the degrees: BA, BComm, MA, and PhD. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program; produce research with impact that will be funded by federal granting agencies; and have the pedagogic ability to teach and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Economics and Finance is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. The School delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 4,000 students currently enrolled. The School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes in management and economics. It offers a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

The deadline to apply for this position is December 15, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and samples of research papers. Applicants should indicate on their cover letter if they will be attending the CEEE meeting in Toronto on December 6-7, 2019, and/or the ASSA meeting in San Diego on January 3-5, 2020. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair. All application material should be submitted electronically by email to:

Stephen Kosempel
Chair, Department of Economics and Finance
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E., Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1

Email: macroecon@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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