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Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduateand graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

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Two (2) Tenure Track Positions in Applied Microeconomics

The Opportunity

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The department is seeking candidates in the area of Applied Microeconomics. The first position will have a specialization of Immigration Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade or Political Economy and the second position will have a specialization of Public Economics, Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Urban Economics or Behavioral Economics.

Both appointments shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department, consisting of 24 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research.  The Department offers undergraduate and masters programs with an emphasis on international economics and finance as well as a PhD program in economics.  

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (, external link).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda yielding significant peer-reviewed publications; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Economics, the Faculty and the University through collegial service.


The successful candidates will have completed a PhD in Economics or related field. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to completion of their PhD may also be considered. The successful candidate must present evidence of:

●      ability to contribute to our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs through high-quality teaching, excellence in research, collegial service and participation in the academic life;

●      ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program capable of yielding publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals;

●      excellence in teaching demonstrated via a statement of teaching philosophy and accomplishments;

●      strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;

●      commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and

●      an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.

Equity at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our currentPDF file PDF fileacademic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via Econ Job Market (, external link ). The review of applications will begin November 30, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. The application must contain the following:

●      a letter of application;

●      a curriculum vitae;

●      a statement of research interests and at least one research paper;

●      results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier); and

●      a minimum of three letters of reference

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Claustre Bajona, at

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon, HR Advisor at


Other Positions

Other positions are advertised on Ryerson’s careers website. This includes: administrative positions, teaching assistant (TA) and research assistant (RA) positions, sessional teaching appointments such as CUPE 1 and Chang School Instructors.