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Academic Teaching Staff (Assistant Lecturer)

University of Alberta,


Email :  jparkins@ualberta.ca


Type of job opening :Teaching Assistantship

Job Description

The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) invites applications for full-time (12 months) academic teaching staff (ATS, Assistant Lecturer) position in Agricultural Economics. The initial term will be 2 years (T12 full time), with the possibility of renewal, conditional on excellent annual performance reviews.  We are specifically interested in individuals with expertise in agricultural policy, micro-economic foundations in agricultural/environmental and resource economics, and applications of economics to agriculture, food business management and environmental / resource issues.

Desired Qualifications

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position will involve teaching 8 courses (e.g., 4 courses in the Fall term, 3 courses in the Winter term, and 1 course in the Summer term), with teaching obligations that may be adjusted to accommodate other responsibilities. Teaching may involve undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The successful candidate will provide leadership to our growing 12-month course-based master’s program by providing support for student recruitment, mentorship, and program completion. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of university pedagogy,  a track record of teaching, and a desire to build a university career that is focused on programs for student learning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree (or a PhD completed by August 2021) in the field of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Economics, Agribusiness or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate-level teaching and relevant teaching and student mentoring experience in classroom settings.

How to Apply

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce (https://www.ualberta.ca/equity-diversity-inclusivity/index.html ). We welcome applications from all qualified persons and encourage the following individuals to apply: 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.

Interested candidates should send the following information to the email address below: (1) a cover letter expressing why you are interested in this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) arrange to have three letters of reference sent via email to jparkins@ualberta.ca , (4) a teaching dossier and any available teaching evaluations/reviews, (5) a statement on how you would contribute to the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity and (6) a pandemic impact statement (if applicable). Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/rees/