Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for two full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The expected start date is on or after July 1, 2023. Preference will be given to candidates employing theoretical, empirical or computational approaches to microeconomics, especially in the fields of trade, environment, history, health, IO, public, and political economy. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics or a closely related field completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter.

The candidates will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • a successful research program;
  • excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • successful supervision of graduate students.

Applications must include a CV, three confidential reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of research papers. Please indicate which rank you are applying for in the application. Please also indicate whether you are legally eligible to work in Canada. Application instructions can be found below.

The Department will start reviewing applications for Associate Professor on 15 November 2022 and will start reviewing applications for Assistant Professor on 28 November 2022. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Only applications received through the econjobmarket will be reviewed.

Email inquiries should be directed to

Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the appointment rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.


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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OPENING - Simon Fraser University Department of Economics

How to Apply 

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