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Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics

University of Alberta
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Edmonton, Canada
Job Description:

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.

How to Apply:

Applicants who are interested in learning more about the Department, its faculty and graduate student body are invited to visit or contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Parkins at

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.

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