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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Economics

Saint Mary's University

The position is open to any field, however there is a preference for Applied Microeconomics, Applied Macroeconomics 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, 2021.

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

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately 3000 students, is proud of its pivotal role as Atlantic Canada’s largest business school. Nearly 50 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 our rigorous Masters degrees, a well-respected PhD in Management, and 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 two current Canada Research Chairs. 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 ( 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 Nova Scotia’s second largest university with a rich 218-year history. It is a leading university with a broad range of undergraduate options that also hosts an important and select set of, high-quality graduate programs ( Our 7,200 students enjoy a personal experience with average introductory class sizes of only 40 students. Saint Mary’s is a vibrant, diverse, and globally connected community; 67 per cent of our students coming from Nova Scotia and Canada and 33 per cent of our students hailing from more than 119 countries—a proportion of international students not matched by any other university in Canada. In recent years, the university has increased experiential learning opportunities for students such as co-ops, internships, research, community-engaged service learning and competitions. Saint Mary’s has a tradition of engagement with our community, drawing upon our active 50,000 alumni, many of whom are national, and international leaders in business, politics, the arts, culture, science, and industry.

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 University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to 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 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

Applicants 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 Consideration of applications will commence on December 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.