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Faculty of Social Science
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

Full-Time Faculty Position (at the rank of Assistant Professor or if applicable, Associate Professor)

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa invites highly qualified candidates to apply for one (1) tenure track position in the field of Environmental Economics. Candidates with expertise in empirical or theoretical aspects of environmental economics, including climate change, air pollution, natural resources, and energy are sought.  The successful candidate will be jointly appointed to the Department of Economics and the Institute of the Environment, and will be expected to supervise graduate students and teach in both units.

Located on the unceded territory of Anishinaabe Algonquin people, in the heart of the nation's capital, the University of Ottawa is one of Canada's top ten research-intensive universities and is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. It offers its 47,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. The University is situated in close proximity to the Parliament of Canada, multiple national agencies including Environment Canada and Statistics Canada, as well various provincial and municipal agencies.

Duties: The responsibilities of this position include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of graduate students, and a sustained commitment to research. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong research program and/or potential, and a commitment to participating in the administrative activities of the units and the Faculty and other activities as specified in the collective agreement. For the Institute of the Environment, a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research, and ideally experience in policy engagement, will be strong assets.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada’s largest environment-economy research institute and think tank, and the policy and research arm of the Institute. 

Bilingualism: As the University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution, all faculty members in the Faculty of Social Sciences must demonstrate active bilingualism before being granted tenure. The University offers faculty members and their spouse the opportunity to take courses to improve their second language.


  • Hold a Ph.D. in Economics, or a related discipline (candidates who are close to completing a Ph.D. could be considered);
  • Demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and research;
  • Possess a strong publication and research track record in the field;
  • Demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research and policy engagement are strong assets;
  • Possess excellent communication skills in either English or French. Active knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Free language training will be provided if needed.

Start date: July 1, 2023

Terms: Tenure-track position

Salary: The salary range for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023). The salary range for an Associate Professor starts at $98,999 (as of May 1, 2023).

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, 120 University Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022. Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

Application package:

  • A cover letter including an indication of the applicant’s French and English language abilities.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (Please include any personal circumstances and/or career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your research trajectory. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process).
  • A statement of experience engaging the policy process, if applicable.
  • Copies of the applicant’s main publications and teaching evaluations.
  • Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover at

All application material is to be submitted via the University of Ottawa portal.

First round interviews will be conducted using video-conferencing technology in early January 2023. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.