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Assistant Professor - Labour Economics

University of Toronto

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invites applications for one full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Labour Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Economics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in Labour Economics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, competitive, externally funded research program. The position comes with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, as can be demonstrated by the submitted research statement, an innovative job market paper with a significant contribution to the literature, strong recommendations by referees of high standing, high quality working papers, publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, accolades, and awards.

Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of references, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, as well as excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link: Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. A complete application will include a curriculum vita, a job market paper, a research statement, up to three working papers or publications, a teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above), and three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) to be uploaded directly by referees. Only complete applications will be considered. If you have questions about this position please contact Professor Gustavo Bobonis at

All applications materials, including reference letters, must be received online by May 4, 2020, 11:59pm EST.

For more information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus please visit our home page at

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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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