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Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Environmental Economics

University of Calgary

The Department of Economics at the University of Calgary invites applications for a position of Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Environmental Economics. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with Tenure). The target date for the appointment to begin is July 1, 2020, although it may be possible to negotiate an earlier or later starting date.

The Chair holder is expected to take a leadership role in the Department of Economics’ strong research group in environmental, resource, and energy economics, building on the profile of this research through internal and external collaborations, active participation in professional events, graduate student teaching and supervision, and other means as appropriate.

The successful candidate should be an “exceptional emerging scholar” who is typically within 10 years of the award of their highest degree at the time of nomination. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have experienced career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave) may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: Further information on the Canada Research Chairs program is available on the Government of Canada’s CRC website (, including eligibility criteria. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Economics and demonstrate a vision for continuing the University of Calgary’s strength in applied environmental economics (including resource and energy economics) and engaged graduate training. A research profile on topics such as environmental externalities, climate change, natural resource extraction, non-market valuation, or energy markets is required.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, prior experience in working with external research funding programs, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level.

The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a strong track record of publications in high quality journals, evidence of securing ongoing external research funding, effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision.

The Department of Economics is a research-intensive department with high standards 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.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically via the University of Calgary Careers site ( and submit the following:
1. Curriculum Vita
2. A statement of research interests
3. A teaching portfolio, including student evaluations
4. Copies of relevant research papers

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be in pdf format.

Applications must be received by December 6, 2019. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Economics.
Please also arrange to have three reference letters forwarded directly to:

Dr. Rob Oxoby, 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 recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Rob Oxoby, Department Head and Search Committee Chair
Phone: 403-220-2586

For more information and to apply:

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 four designated groups (women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (

About the University of Calgary

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