The School of Public Policy and Urban Studies Program invite applications for a full-time tenure track joint position at the rank of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The position will be 75% Public Policy/25% Urban Studies with an administrative home in Public Policy. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public economics. The successful candidate will hold a continuing faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or have a minimum five years in a continuing faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. They must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field and be well qualified to teach at the graduate level in both units.

Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths and bolster the capacity of the two units. They should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach in a professional school of public policy and a graduate program in urban studies. Ideal candidates will have an established record of scholarly achievement with publications in leading refereed journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference. The candidate will show educational leadership in the application of public economics to public policy issues, including economic foundations of policy analysis, and for example, social economic policy, urban economics, cost-benefit analysis, or public management in a Canadian context.

This position is subject to availability of funding.
For more information about the School of Public Policy and Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, please visit our respective websites: and

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Application instructions are available on our website:

Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a representative publication, a graduate course syllabus for one course in Public Policy and one in Urban Studies, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page teaching statement, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 21 with preference given to applications received prior to December 20. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact Search Committee Chair: Dr. Nancy Olewiler, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

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