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Assistant Professor — Full-time, Tenure-track Specializing in Economics

Simon Fraser University

Assistant Professor — Full-time, Tenure-track Specializing in Economics

The School of Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty position specializing in economics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The School of Public Policy is especially interested in researchers working in the fields of environmental and ecological economics, natural resource economics, climate change, and sustainability. Exceptional candidates in other fields of economics may be considered. The position’s expected start date is July 15, 2023.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A PhD in Economics;
•Relevant teaching experience;
• Demonstrated research in environmental and/or natural resource economics that addresses
key public policy and societal issues such as (but not limited to) policies to address climate
change (mitigation and adaptation), sustainable development, circular economy.
• Demonstrated commitment to decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion within
• A strong publication record and outstanding potential for research excellence;
• Evidence of inclusive pedagogy and excellent teaching skills in an interdisciplinary setting;
• The ability to work effectively with colleagues across disciplinary fields in public policy.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent credential in hand by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. They will:
• Enhance and expand the research strengths of the School;
• Work with colleagues to support the School’s curriculum in economics;
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Public Policy;
• Participate in service to the School, the University and the broader community;
• Bring experience in public policy engagement and outreach applicable to a professional
school of public policy;
• Demonstrate experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and
the ability meet the needs of equity-deserving students.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
To apply, candidates must submit the following material through

• A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, experience, and interest in the
• A complete CV;
• Three confidential letters of reference;
• A 1-page research statement outlining the applicant’s research program;
• A writing sample, such as a recent research paper;
• A 1-page teaching statement on the applicant’s teaching philosophy;
• A 1-page statement of alignment with SFU’s strategic vision and values including its commitment to: equity, diversity, and inclusion; SFU’s Calls to Action for Reconciliation; and community engaged research with diverse populations.

Established in 2003, the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University is home to the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). The School is based on Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus. Simon Fraser University is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked first amongst comprehensive universities many times by Maclean’s Magazine. For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website:

This is a junior-faculty position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof Genevieve LeBaron, Director, School of Public Policy: Complete applications will be reviewed starting January 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications may not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs.

SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the