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Assistant Professor, Economics - (997214)
Mount Royal University

Date Posted Mar. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Economics - (997214)
University Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB, Canada
Department Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics - General

About MRU

Mount Royal University (MRU) is located within the traditional homelands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot, including the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai), the Tsuut’ina, and the Îyârhe Nakoda Nations of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation. 

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor’s degrees and 38 majors.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.


About the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies

The Faculty of Arts houses the following departments: Economics, Justice & Policy Studies; English, Languages & Cultures; Humanities; Interior Design; Psychology; and, Sociology & Anthropology.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies (EJPS), and will teach in the Policy Studies program. The Department of EJPS currently offers a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BACJ), as well as minors in Political Science, Economics, International Business and Economics, and Finance and Economics. 


About the Role

Mount Royal University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics to commence July 1, 2022. The economics program at MRU is an essential component of our multidisciplinary Policy Studies degree, which consists of economics, policy, and political science. We also offer three economics related minors: economics, finance and economics, and international business and economics.

The successful candidate will join the Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies Department at the level of Assistant Professor and will be expected to either have an established research agenda or the ability to immediately develop a research program. Research and service opportunities may include supervision of research assistants and/or Honours students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six 3-credit hour courses per academic year (typically 3 courses in the fall semester, 3 courses in the winter semester). Class sizes average between 35-40 students. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kari Roberts, Chair of the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at


The successful candidate is expected to have a completed PhD, or be near completion, in economics.

As Mount Royal University is a teaching focused institution, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and strong interest in teaching introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Further consideration will be given to those with experience in applied policy areas. An ability to teach courses in our policy studies degree program would be an asset. 


What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre. 

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public. 


Due to changing Covid-19 precautions, this role may possibly require the incumbent to temporarily work from home. Access to a secure personal computer and stable internet connection is required.

MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.


Closing Date: March 25, 2022The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 28, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  


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If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request


A complete dossier should be submitted including: Cover letter that describes the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, and potential contributions to Mount Royal University; Current Curriculum Vitae (CV);

Research Portfolio, including:

  • Statement of research interests/expertise
  • Proposed research plan for the upcoming 5-year period 
  • Sample publication (PDF only—maximum of 1 publication)

Teaching Portfolio, including: 

  • Statement of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments, if available (maximum 1500 words) 
  • Sample Syllabi that demonstrate teaching across junior and senior undergraduate levels, including syllabi from Principles of Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomic courses, if available
  • Sample student evaluations and peer/chair teaching evaluations

Academic reference letters are not required with the application, but as the competition progresses, candidates may be asked to provide three confidential references.


 All applications will be reviewed and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as required by Canadian immigration laws, Indigenous peoples (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis), Canadians, and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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