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Spencer Family Professorship in Economics

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

Position Description:
The Department of Economics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor. The start date is flexible and may be as early as July 1, 2021. The Professorship holder will be expected to contribute significantly to the body of scholarship in the Department of Economics through teaching and research at McMaster University in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics with a preference for research relating to the Canadian experience. The Professorship comes with a research allowance of $40,000 per year.

Selection Criteria:
The successful applicant must demonstrate a compelling vision for both continuing and further developing McMaster’s longstanding strength in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics research and graduate training as well as carrying on and enhancing McMaster University’s Strategic Research mission.

The Professorship holder will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise and cultivate an intellectual community of graduate students working in this area, to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department, and to help realize the Department’s and the University’s commitment to the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. All applications must therefore include one of the following statements: “I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”; or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.” Applicants need not identify their country of origin or other aspects of their current citizenship.

All applicants must complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. The survey will be sent to applicants in a separate communication. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey Statement of Collection for more information. Additional inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

How to apply:
Applications should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of reference, guiding referees to comment on your:
• demonstrated scholarly excellence in the area of applied and empirical microeconomics;
• demonstrated ability to successfully teach graduate and undergraduate students and supervise graduate students;
• ability to work in a collaborative environment; and
• contributions to university, professional and/or community service.

Applicants are required to include a statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, learning, research or service within post-secondary, community-based and other professional settings (2-page maximum). Applications will only be accepted on-line at EconJobMarket,

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at to communicate accommodation needs.

The Department will begin reviewing applications at the end of March. The position will remain open until it is filled.