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The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The department invites applications from researchers in all fields.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Economics completed by the date of their appointment to the University of Waterloo. Evidence of an actively developing research program is required. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for high quality research and strong potential for excellence in teaching. Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentorship and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and service to the Department, University, and profession. The salary range for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $100,000 to $150,000 per annum.

Applications will be considered as soon as possible when received, with full consideration assured for those received by November 28, 2022. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through our Online Faculty Application System ( Applications must include all of the following: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) research statement, d) teaching statement including any evidence of teaching effectiveness, e) up to three sample research papers. Candidates must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted. Applications will not be considered complete until letters are received. (References are prompted to upload their letters to the same online system once their email is provided.)

Initial interviews will be held virtually in early January 2023.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our  Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The  University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any  application,  interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Lutz-Alexander Busch, Chair, Department of Economics, at

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Lutz-Alexander Busch, Chair, Department of Economics, at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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