Assistant Professor, Strategy and Business Economics
University of British Columbia
The Strategy and Business Economics (SBE) Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for up to two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are inviting applications from researchers in either or both of the following two areas: (1) industrial organization and business strategy; and (2) international business and international trade. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and potential to conduct high quality research in a related field and be very close to completing or have completed a Ph.D. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in business decision-making. Overlapping interests in real estate and urban economics, competition policy, innovation, or public policy would be welcome.
Duties include developing and maintaining an active research program aimed at making a significant contribution to the profession, teaching in the Undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. programs, supervising Ph.D. students, as well as contributing to other teaching and administrative initiatives of the Strategy and Business Economics Division and the Sauder School of Business. Teaching and service requirements are similar to other research-intensive universities.
The Division consists of economists who conduct research in areas such as international trade, industrial organization, public policy, innovation, and urban and real estate economics. More information about the SBE Division can be found on its web site at http://tinyurl.com/zm9ekck. The SBE Division collaborates with the Vancouver School of Economics in a joint Bachelor of International Economics program.
A completed application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, one or two research papers, a record of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 4, 2020; however, applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through https://econjobmarket.org/.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will conduct all job interviews via Zoom. This replaces the in-person interviews that are normally conducted at the ASSA meetings. Following these interviews, candidates who move to the final round of consideration may be asked to visit in person if public health conditions and travel restrictions allow at that time. Otherwise, the usual “fly-outs” for finalists will also be conducted via Zoom.
Subject to budgetary approval, the position starts July 1, 2021. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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