Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Economics

Date Posted: 12/21/2020
Closing Date: 03/01/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1042
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Economics
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, invites applications for a two-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of Economics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and end June 30, 2023.


Applicants must have earned a PhD in Economics or related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in Economics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate must present clear evidence of an excellent teaching record and have the demonstrated capacity to adeptly teach our large-enrollment introductory and/or intermediate courses at the undergraduate level and possess excellent expository, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research, as can be demonstrated by an innovative job market paper with a significant contribution to the literature and strong recommendations by referees of high standing. Further support can be provided by high quality working papers, publications in prominent journals or forthcoming publications, presentations at significant conferences, accolades, or awards.


Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, as well as excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at  A complete application will include a curriculum vita, a job market paper, up to three working papers or publications, a teaching dossier (which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above), and three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) uploaded to econjobmarket directly by referees. 


Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position please contact Professor Gueorgui Kambourov at For more information about the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto St. George campus please visit our home page at 


All applications materials, including reference letters, must be received online by March 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST. 




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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


Salary Range
$68,000.00 - 114,000.00
per Year
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Toronto, ON, CA