Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Environmental Policy and Sustainability

University of Calgary

The Department of Economics at the University of Calgary invites applications for a position of Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Environmental Policy and Sustainability. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate professor (with tenure) and will be nominated as a CRC Tier II with and anticipated start date of January 1, 2025, although a later date can be negotiated.

The Chair holder is expected to take a leadership role in the Department of Economics’ strong research group in environmental, resource, and energy economics, building on the profile of this research through internal and external collaborations, active participation in professional events, graduate student teaching and supervision, and other means as appropriate. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Economics and demonstrate a vision for contributing to the University of Calgary’s strengths (including environmental, resource and energy economics) with a focus on environmental policy and sustainability. The successful candidate will also have engaged graduate teaching and training in their field. A research profile on topics such as the environment, climate change, natural resources, non-market valuation, or energy transitions is required.

The successful candidate should be an “exceptional emerging scholar,” within 10 years of their highest degree, at the time of nomination. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier II Canada Research Chairs, applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last 10 years and be an emerging world-class researcher. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, and research interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: [email protected]. Further information about the Canada Research Chair Program, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, prior experience in working with external research funding programs, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level.

The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a strong track record of publications in high quality journals, evidence of securing ongoing external research funding, effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision.

The Department of Economics is a research-intensive department with high standards in research and teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the Department of Economics website for more information.

The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and strives to evaluate research impact responsibly and inclusively by explicitly considering discipline-appropriate methods for demonstrating the quality, significance, and societal impact of a broad range of research contributions.

Applications must be received by July 1, 2024. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Economics.

For more information and to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following:
• Curriculum Vita, including the name and contact information of three referees
• A statement of research interests
• A teaching portfolio, including student evaluations
• Copies of relevant research papers

Online application should be submitted via the ‘Apply Now’ link on the University of Calgary’s Careers site. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be in pdf format.

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Rob Oxoby, Department Head and Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
[email protected]

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, click here.

About the University of Calgary
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About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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