Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics
ALES Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Location: University of Alberta North Campus
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.
The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics. The successful candidate will have strong theoretical foundations and advanced quantitative and analytical skills. Specific expertise in environmental policy and regulation, machine learning, experimental economics, or environmental valuation will be an asset. A research program with links to sustainable development goals, Indigenous communities, or climate change are also valued assets of a successful applicant. We also seek candidates who will support and advance university commitments to equity, diversity and inclusivity.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research with an externally-funded research program, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and the training of graduate students. Interdisciplinary linkages are expected to extend to Faculties of Science and Engineering within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and across campus. The position involves excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. We also assume the successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the university, the economics profession, and to communities and groups who partner in research.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics, Economics, Business Economics, or a closely related field. We also welcome applicants with non-traditional pathways to an academic career in Canada. Candidates must have already completed their PhD, or expect to receive their PhD by July 1, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University and the City of Edmonton
The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, and is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities with a population of over 40,000 students. We are home to 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade. In 2023, the University was ranked seventh in the world for impact on sustainability, based on the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology has a history of producing high quality research on relevant topics pertaining to agricultural, resource and environmental economics. The Department includes a group of highly reputable scholars and a vibrant graduate studies program with approximately 60 graduate students. Department members are engaged in several undergraduate programs in the Faculty including the BSc Agriculture, BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences, BSc in Agricultural/Food Business Management and BSc in Forest Business Management. The department offers master and doctoral degrees in agricultural and resource economics, forest economics, risk and community resilience, and environmental sociology. The successful candidate will contribute to this tradition and build new areas of expertise both individually and as part of collaborative teams composed of people within and outside academia.
The City of Edmonton is a vibrant multicultural center with over one million people that offers the benefits of an urban lifestyle combined with high-quality schools, varied restaurants, excellent professional theatre and music venues, excellent public transportation and ample opportunities for recreation. Edmonton’s River Valley is the largest urban park in Canada (22 times the size of Central Park in New York City), with more than 160 kilometers of maintained pathways and 20 major parks. It is the capital of Alberta, with the lowest provincial tax regime in the country. Edmonton is known as Canada’s Festival City, with more than thirty major annual festivals celebrating its rich cultural diversity and community spirit. It has all the attractions of a big city, yet it is clean, safe, and livable, with excellent schools and health care. Edmonton is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.
This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA); in accordance with the Agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package found here Faculty Benefits Overview.
How to Apply
Applicants who are interested in learning more about the Department, its faculty and graduate student body are invited to visit rees.ualberta.ca or contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Parkins at email@example.com.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2023. Therefore, applications received after November 1st may not be fully evaluated.
Candidates should submit to the on-line portal all the below documents as one PDF document:
- A cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact information of 3 references
- A statement of research interest or plan (please append examples of relevant publications or unpublished research)
- A teaching dossier with evaluations of teaching performance
- A statement on how the candidate intends to incorporate principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) into their plans for teaching, research and service.
As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a foreign national. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident".
How to Apply
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.