About the Position

  • Academic Unit: Economics
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
  • Field of Specialization: Health Economics
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled

The Department of Economics at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary tenure-track faculty position in Health Economics and related topics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022.

The main criteria for selection are evidence of high-quality research and strong teaching potential. In terms of teaching, the expectation is to teach Health Economics and related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The selected candidate is also expected to engage in the supervision of graduate students.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Economics is housed in Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs and is diverse (based on gender and minority group representation) and has a diverse student population. It offers the Bachelor of Economics (Honours and General), as well as the International Economic Policy and Global Development specializations in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies to approximately 1000 students within the Faculty of Public Affairs. The Bachelor of Economics allows students to pursue a number of concentrations including computational analysis, economic data science, economic theory, financial economics and natural resources, environment and the economy. The Department also offers an M.A. in Economics, and in partnership with the University of Ottawa, a Ph.D. in Economics through the Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics. Academic positions in Economics offer opportunities for interaction with excellent colleagues. Our faculty members have published regularly in top general and field journals. Naturally, such positions also offer opportunities for interaction with the students in our Ph.D. program. Location in close proximity to the Health Canada, Bank of Canada, Statistics Canada, Finance Canada, and the University of Ottawa provides many advantages. Further information about the Department is available at carleton.ca/economics.


Candidates should hold (or expect to complete prior to the date of appointment) a doctoral degree in economics (or in a highly related field) and have a record of high-quality research and strong teaching potential.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply via https://www.econjobmarket.org/ no later than November 20, 2021. Applications must include a cover letter including any experiences working in diverse research and/or teaching environment, a curriculum vitae, job market paper, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and samples of research papers.  Applicants should also arrange to have three referees upload letters to https://www.econjobmarket.org/.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

The Department anticipates contacting candidates for Zoom interviews, online seminars, and virtual campus visits in December 2021 and January 2022 or until the position is filled.

For more information: https://carleton.ca/economics/ or direct any question regarding the position to Lynda.Khalaf@carleton.ca

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.