Tenure Track Position in Economics

Arts, Economics

Posted: October 30, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University [www.torontomu.ca] invites applications for a tenure track position in any area of economics at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2024 subject to final budgetary approval. 

The University is committed to addressing the underrepresentation of Black faculty as outlined in the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report, and invites applications from Black scholars who will enrich the work of the department by bringing community connections and diverse perspectives, knowledges and lived experiences to teaching, scholarly research and creative activities, and service. 

Successful candidates will self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (e.g, Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe) and will demonstrate strong potential for excellence in, and willingness and ability to contribute to: teaching, scholarly research or creative activity and service, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.

Teaching duties will entail teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of students and curriculum development. The successful candidate will further pursue a strong, innovative research program or creative activity that is externally funded and that produces cutting-edge, high quality results. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Economics or a closely related field by the appointment date. 

Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are able to demonstrate that they are very close to completion may also be considered. 

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a strong emerging scholarly research and/or creative activity that is current, innovative and impactful as evidenced by, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications, working papers, public policy contributions, presentations at academic conferences, community and professional work, grants, research related awards and other writing or creative production that contributes to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. 
  • demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and suitability for teaching in the graduate program, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
  • 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 and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department of Economics and the University community through collegial service.  

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) [www.rfanet.ca]. Visit us at www.torontomu.ca/faculty-affairs to view the TFA collective agreement and a  summary of TFA benefits [https://www.torontomu.ca/human-resources/tfa-full-time-ltf/].

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Department of Economics

Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to hundreds of students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. TMU 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. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to rank number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity. 

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via Econ Job Market (http://EconJobMarket.org). Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by December 6, 2023:

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a job market paper;
  • results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier); and
  • a minimum of three letters of reference.

All applicants to this opportunity must self-identify as Black in the Applicant Diversity Self-ID during the application process. As this is a special opportunity restricted to self-identified Black candidates, applicant self-identification information will be used for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of the Department Hiring Committee (DHC) and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs (OVPFA). 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are either a permanent resident or a citizen of Canada.  


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair Brennan Thompson at brennan@torontomu.ca

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with  Ahmed Ahmed [a.ahmed@torontomu.ca], Interim Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [www.torontomu.ca/equity].   

Black and Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about the Faculty of Arts are welcome to contact Melanie Knight, Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Blackness and Black Diasporic Education [melanie.knight@torontomu.ca] or Hayden King, Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Indigenous Education [hayden.king@torontomu.ca] . 

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact vpfa@torontomu.ca

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