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Location : Economics
Expected Start Date : July 1, 2018
Full Time : YesPermanent : Yes
Posting End Date : March 9, 2018Department of Economics/Labour Studies University of Manitoba POSITION VACANCY No. 25126

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba is home to one of Canada’s leading sites for critical and heterodox economic research and public policy analysis and to the first and longest-standing Labour Studies Program in the country. The Departments of Economics and Labour Studies at the University of Manitoba now invite applications for a full-time tenure-track cross-appointed position at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Beyond having an active and interdisciplinary research agenda, the ideal candidate must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both Economics and Labour Studies, supervise graduate work in the areas listed above, make and maintain good working relationships with the labour and social justice communities, be capable of delivering the fourth-year Labour Studies field placement, and, finally, collaborate with other Departments and researchers in the Faculty of Arts (for example, in Global Political Economy, Women’s and Gender Studies, Native Studies, and Sociology).


The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Economics, or be very near completion, be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching; possess strong research skills, and have an active research agenda that covers some of the following areas-the economics of well-being and poverty; heterodox economics and public policy; neo-liberal economic policies and their effects, along with remedial strategies; the political economy of work today and in the past; the evolution of work and the workforce at local, national, and international levels.

Additional Information

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000 students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in national and international competitions attests to this fact.

Winnipeg, a city of over 800,000, offers a vibrant arts community, professional sports teams, affordable housing, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities. Residents of Winnipeg have ample opportunities for leisure activities, including a multitude of parks and trails.

The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2018. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The application for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly from the applicant’s referees. Candidates should also include a recent research paper and evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations or sample course outlines. Applications and confidential references should be sent electronically to [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is March 9, 2018.

Further information concerning the Departments of Economics and Labour Studies may be obtained from and from, or by emailing your questions to [email protected]. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the departmental contact listed in the ad.

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