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Assistant Professor, Microeconomic Theory

University of Calgary

Assistant Professor, Microeconomic Theory, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts (Job ID 26485)

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Microeconomic Theory. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in microeconomic theory. Applicants must have demonstrated strength in microeconomic theory. Candidates with research applications in a broad array of fields are encouraged to apply (e.g. industrial organization, behavioral/experimental, energy and resources, environmental, international trade).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in economics and must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, influential publications. Evidence of publication success will be provided through a strong sample of current research and a statement of research interests, outlining future research directions. The successful applicant will show evidence of (or potential for) securing external research funding, be expected to conduct high-quality research and teaching as well as engage in graduate student supervision. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, outstanding teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected.

In the Department of Economics, the successful applicant will be expected to teach core microeconomics courses and/or field courses. 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 department's growing research group, displaying knowledge of cutting-edge techniques and applied methods, leading to high impact publications. Graduate program contributions include both teaching and supervising students.

The Department of Economics is a research-intensive department with high standards of scholarship 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 on the department and visit recent publications for a list of recent publications by Economics faculty.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2022. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Economics.

Interested individuals are requested to submit an online application directly at Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four application attachments should be in pdf format and organized to contain the following (which may require concatenation of individual documents):

• Letter of interest that includes names and contact information for three referees
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research interests
• Copies of relevant research papers
• Teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching experience, a summary of the candidate’s approach to student mentorship and graduate supervision, teaching evaluations if available, and two sample syllabi
• One-page statement identifying the applicant’s potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), plans to incorporate EDI in courses taught, and ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body

These materials should be addressed to:

Dr. W. D. Walls, Acting Department Head and Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students, and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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)