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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Empirical Microeconomics

Wilfrid Laurier University

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for one tenure-track appointment commencing July 1, 2021 in the Department of Economics at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor subject to budgetary approval.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD in Economics or be close to completion (i.e., can defend by July 1, 2022). Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of exceptional promise in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be expected to: develop and maintain a productive research agenda; provide effective teaching to undergraduate and MA students; participate in service to the university and the profession. The Department seeks candidates in empirical microeconomics, with a preference for candidates specializing in environmental economics. However, exceptional candidates in all empirical microeconomics fields will be considered.

Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a link to or pdf file for research papers, three letters of reference, and a teaching dossier. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications and reference letters should be submitted through the AEA JOE Network. https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listings.

Please address your application to Dr. Logan McLeod, Chair, Department of Economics.

Applications will be accepted until the deadline date of November 27, 2020.

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than five thousand undergraduate and graduate students. The Economics Department is located on the Waterloo campus. As of July 2020, the Department of Economics consists of 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty. The faculty maintain an active research profile publishing in top tier journals, hold competitive research grants, and editorial positions at academic journals. Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research interests at: https://students.wlu.ca/programs/lazaridis-school/economics/index.html

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applicants from qualified members of the equity-seeking groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at mireland@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada; or
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence to: Michael Lisetto-Smith (mlisettosmith@wlu.ca), Lazaridis School. Further information on the equity policy can be found at:
https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Jennifer Dilella (jdilella@wlu.ca).

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.