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Associate Professor, Tax Policy and Public Economics, Department of Economics

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Job ID: 12533

Updated: May 9, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics invites applications for an Associate Professor with Tenure in Tax Policy and Public Economics.  This position includes a secondment to the School of Public Policy in the Fiscal and Economic Policy area.  The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to play an important role in teaching courses on taxation and public finance and supervision of students in the Master of Public Policy program and form and maintain an active and externally funded research program. Service, primarily in the role of Scientific Director the School’s Fiscal and Economic Policy division, is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics and an established and active research program in Canadian tax policy and public programs financing.  We are seeking a scholar with publications in quality peer-reviewed journals, along with policy publications and outreach activities focused on dissemination to broader audiences of decision-makers and practitioners.  Evidence of an ability to secure external research funding is required.   Evidence of excellence in teaching may be demonstrated via a strong statement of teaching philosophy and outstanding teaching evaluations. Relevant experience of university administration is highly desirable.

The Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy are research-intensive units with high standards in teaching, research and service.  We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department and the School please visit and

Interested individuals are requested to apply on Applicants should upload the following materials as separate documents:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of research interests
  • Teaching portfolio including student evaluations
  • Copies of relevant research papers. 

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to All materials must be submitted in .pdf format.

The deadline for applications is May 8, 2017.

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. 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)

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About the University of Calgary
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