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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Economics

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting #FAEC01-19 BW

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
Department of Economics
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

The Department of Economics in the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is actively seeking a candidate for an assistant professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The preferred field for the successful applicant is applied microeconomics with demonstrated academic background and a record of teaching excellence.

Candidates must have a completed PhD in Economics, or be close to completion, by the time of appointment.

Candidates should provide evidence, where available, of effective teaching at all levels and indicate potential contributions to pedagogical innovation and excellence including for example, experiential learning, student engagement, and interdisciplinary study. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to, teach a range of courses including managerial economics, and one or more of public finance, quantitative financial economics, and indigenous economic development; additional areas of teaching interests should be indicated if applicable. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of scholarly engagement and capacity to develop a high quality, productive research program. Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to an interdisciplinary work environment is an asset.

The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate degree in Economics with an applied focus, a Master’s degree in Development Economics, and contributes to other University programs. For more information about the Department of Economics at UNBC see: https://www.unbc.ca/economics

About the Community
UNBC is a primarily undergraduate, research intensive university located near the geographic center of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Established in the community of Prince George in 1994, UNBC has quickly built a reputation as a top ranked Canadian University in both undergraduate and graduate education, along with an excellent research profile.

There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic programs. Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia. Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent.

UNBC values experiential learning, student engagement, and interdisciplinary study, with demonstrated excellence in community-inspired research and alumni who are leading change around the world. Its low student to faculty ratio provides both undergraduate and graduate students with substantial opportunities to work closely with faculty and gain valuable research experience.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience, http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply
Applications should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the Department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, one sample of a teaching syllabus, and the names and address of three references (including phone and email information) quoting competition #FAEC01-19 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9

Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Fiona MacPhail, Chair of Economics
Fiona.macphail@unbc.ca
(250) 960-6660

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Complete applications received on or before November 11, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.