Assistant Professor, Health Economics

Faculty of Arts - Department of Economics

Competition No.  -    A110346046
Closing Date  -    Nov 19, 2021

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in Health Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2022.

Qualified candidates must hold a PhD in Economics or be close to completion. Entry-level candidates must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research. The position is open ONLY to candidates in Health Economics. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate student programs, and graduate student research supervision.

The Department of Economics at the University of Alberta is committed to excellence in research. The Department offers programs of study leading to Bachelors, Masters, Masters in Economics and Finance, and PhD degrees.

Located on Treaty Six territory and the Métis homeland, the University of Alberta has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service.  The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students in close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses (  The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse Faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the fifth largest in the country with a diverse population of approximately one million.

A health economist at the University of Alberta would have opportunities to collaborate with scholars in our College of Health Sciences and elsewhere, as well as at the Edmonton-based Institute for Health Economics.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Evaluation of applications will be ongoing until the deadline of November 19, 2021. The Department will be considering candidates for online interviews starting in December. Email applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, samples of current research papers, and if available, a teaching dossier that includes evaluations of teaching performance.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter).  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Business address:
8-14 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T6G 2H4

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Rick Szostak, Chair, Department of Economics. 

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.