Saint Mary’s University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The position is open to any sub-field in economics, however there is a preference for Applied Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory and Econometrics. Candidates with a demonstrated record in research and teaching in these fields are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD in economics, and have excellent qualifications for research and teaching in our graduate and undergraduate programs. Candidates must have a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to research activities, teaching and service. The appointment will commence July 1, 2023.

The Department of Economics consists of 12 full-time faculty members who deliver core courses to the Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the Sobey School of Business. The Department of Economics also delivers courses contributing to the majors in the Faculty of Arts. Academic calendars with program and course information are available at http://www.smu.ca.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately 2600 students, is proud of its pivotal role as Atlantic Canada’s premier business school. Approximately 40 per cent of Sobey students have an international background and help to create a diverse learning experience. Our mission statement is, “through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, we prepare citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.” The Sobey School offers a comprehensive range of education programs from a robust Bachelor of Commerce through to our rigorous Masters degrees, and a well-respected PhD in Management, Finance and Accounting as well as a business-focused catalogue of executive and professional development programs. Approximately 95% of our eighty full-time faculty have PhDs, and we are proud to host a current Canada Research Chair. Our academic programs are AACSB-accredited, placing us among the 5% of business schools in the world to have achieved this recognition. The Sobey School is a signatory to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Initiative (http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/sobey-about-accreditation-and-partnerships.html). The Sobey School is in a modern facility providing state of the art technology for classrooms. The Sobey School of Business is committed to fostering a diverse, and inclusive academic environment. We welcome those who contribute to the diversity and excellence of their academic community.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society.

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service. Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is conveniently located near recreational areas and other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Interested individuals should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, along with names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Mark Raymond, Chairperson, Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3. E-mailed applications will be accepted at economics@smu.ca. Saint Mary’s University recognizes the legitimate impact that career interruptions and personal circumstances can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Career interruptions and leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Consideration of applications will commence on December 12, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

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