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Assistant Professor in Economic Development and Economic History

University of Manitoba

Department of Economics
University of Manitoba

Economic Development and Economic History

The Department of Economics and the Global Political Economy Program, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economic Development and Economic History. A PhD (or near completion) in Economics, or a cognate discipline, is required. The candidate should be able to demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching and research in economic development, economic history and historical political economy. Familiarity with heterodox approaches to economics is preferable. The candidate would preferably have an active research program in economic development with a focus on North American Indigenous communities. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision, a productive research program, and service-related activities.

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000 students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in national and international competitions attests to this fact. The Economics Department is a vibrant research-active environment with 600 undergraduate majors, as well as active MA and PhD programs.

Winnipeg, a city of over 800,000, offers a vibrant arts community, professional sports teams, affordable housing, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities. Residents of Winnipeg have ample opportunities for leisure activities, including a multitude of parks and trails.

The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2020. The salary for the position will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application for this position must include a letter of application and a curriculum vita. As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees. Candidates should also include a recent research paper and evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations and sample course outlines. Applications and confidential references should be send electronically to

The deadline for applications to receive full consideration will be November 30, 2019 with the application process remaining open until the position is filled.

Further information concerning the Department of Economics, the Global Political Economy Program, or the University may be obtained from and or by e-mailing your questions to

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.