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Assistant Professor, Energy Economics and Electricity Markets, Department of Economics

University of Calgary

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Energy Economics specializing in Electricity Markets with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. This position will be housed in the Department of Economics with a 40% secondment of time to the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in energy economics and electricity markets. The successful applicant will show evidence of (or the potential for) securing external research funding, be expected to conduct high-quality research and teaching, as well as engage in graduate student supervision.

In the Department of Economics, the successful applicant will be expected to teach core and field courses in microeconomics and econometrics and teach in the Department’s Applied Energy Program. In terms of research, the successful applicant will be expected to conduct high-quality research, evidenced by publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, securing external research funding, and maintaining an active profile in their field. Moreover, the successful applicant will be expected to be part of the growing micro-econometrics research group, displaying knowledge of leading-edge econometric techniques and programming skills leading to high impact publications in the field. In the School of Public Policy, the successful applicant will be expected to teach a graduate course, contribute to the research programs established and/or delivered by the School’s “Energy and Environment Policy” division, and participate in public events organized by the School as appropriate. Regular publication in the School’s policy paper series will also be required. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in economics and must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of potential publication success will be provided through a strong sample of current research and a statement of research interests, demonstrating currency in the field and outlining future research directions. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy and outstanding teaching evaluations.

The Department of Economics is a research-intensive department with high standards in research and teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the Department of Economics website for more information. (

Applications must be received by July 5, 2019. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Economics.

Interested individuals are requested to submit an online application via the 'Apply Now' link (see full link below). Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be in pdf format and organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
1. Curriculum Vita
2. A statement of research interests
3. A teaching portfolio, including student evaluations
4. Copies of relevant research papers

Please also arrange to have three reference letters forwarded directly to:
Dr. Rob Oxoby, Department Head and Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. (

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)