Assistant Professor in Food and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor in Food and Resource Economics

Posted June 30, 2021

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Food and Resource Economics Program. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or be nearing completion) in Economics or a related discipline, possess demonstrable skills in econometric analysis, the analysis of large datasets, and must specialize in one of the following areas: agriculture, environment, food, health, or natural resources. Candidates with skills such as cloud computing, machine learning, or spatial data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants need to demonstrate their potential in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will be expected to (a) develop an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program; (b) foster active collaborations in research and teaching within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) (example areas such as plant science, soil science, animal biology, environment, or food, nutrition & health); and (c) teach courses related to econometrics and data science at the graduate and undergraduate level in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that briefly summarizes their skills as relevant to this position description and their interest in joining Food and Resource Economics, and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three references; (4) a statement describing their five-year research plan (1-2 pages); (5) a statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of potential for effective teaching (1-2 pages); (6) a statement (up to one page) identifying the candidate’s past and/or their potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion; and (7) a job market paper, or representative publication(s).

Priority will be given to applications received by November 15th, 2021 however the search will remain open until filled. If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o

Applicants are also asked to complete the following equity survey. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Survey link here.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.