Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics - Assistant Professor (Resource and Environmental Economics)

The University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba

Date posted: 2022-07-13

Advertised until: 2022-09-12

Position Number Position #31934

The Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, seeks highly-qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment may begin on or after January 1, 2023.


Essential: Applicants must possess, or be nearing completion of, a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental or Resource Economics, or a related area. The successful applicant will have strong analytical skills with demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative and statistical methods (must include advanced econometrics or statistics courses in their Ph.D. program).

Desired: The Department is seeking an applied environmental or resource economist with a record of research in topics at the intersection of agriculture, the environment, and natural resources, however, the department is also open to related areas. Experience using new approaches to collect, assemble and analyze data and evidence of proficiency with up-to-date software and tools will be considered assets.

As part of their application:
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by publications in the top-ranked field relevant journals, working papers meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be provided through teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations (if available), a detailed teaching statement, and letters of reference. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. See below for the required application materials and process.

The successful applicant will:

  • Develop an internationally-recognized research program, which will include publishing in top-ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals and securing competitive research funding from government (national and international), industry, and other sources.
  • Contribute to the development and evolution of courses and programs and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate student research projects.
  • Contribute service to the discipline closest to their degree, as well as to the province, university, faculty, and department.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to work well individually and collegially within a diverse interdisciplinary environment.
  • Engage with government, industry, and other stakeholders.

The Department offers accredited undergraduate and MSc programs, and faculty members supervise Ph.D. students in the Department of Economics and through the University’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. The Department has several endowed fellowships for graduate student funding and there are excellent opportunities to work with graduate students and to actively participate in the graduate program. The Department works closely with the Department of Economics and the I.H. Asper School of Business and is seeking to expand this cooperation.   

Additional information:
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Successful candidates close to completion of their doctoral degree may be appointed to a term position at the rank of Lecturer until successful completion of their degree, at which time they will begin their appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

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A complete application for this position must include: a cover letter, unofficial or official transcripts of all advanced degrees, a curriculum vitae, a job market paper (a work in progress can be submitted if it is expected to be complete for a presentation for fall of 2022), a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of your commitment to equity and diversity, and evidence of effective teaching (if available). Three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees. All the application material must be submitted to the chair of the search committee by way of pdf e-mail attachments to: [email protected] 

A review of applications will begin on August 15th and will continue until the position is filled.