Limited Term Appointments - Economics

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Economics 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5446 

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for (up to three) twelve-month Limited Term Appointments at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2023 subject to budgetary approval.


Qualified candidates must hold a PhD in Economics or be close to completion (i.e., can defend by July 1, 2024). Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of a commitment to scholarship and excellence in teaching. Duties primarily include undergraduate teaching, but may include graduate teaching. Applicants in all fields will be considered with preference given to candidates with expertise in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and/or econometrics.


Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a link to or pdf file for research papers, three letters of reference, and a teaching dossier. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications and reference letters should be submitted through the AEA JOE Network. Please address your application to Dr. Logan McLeod, Chair, Department of Economics. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023.


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than five thousand undergraduate and graduate students. The Economics Department is located on the Waterloo campus. As of July 2022, the Department of Economics consists of 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty. The faculty maintain an active research profile publishing in top tier journals, hold competitive research grants, and editorial positions at academic journals. Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research interests at:


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applicants from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact Equity and Accessibility at


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:


Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada; or

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada


Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence to: Michael Lisetto-Smith (, Lazaridis School. Further information on the equity policy can be found at:


Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Helen Kaluzny (


The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.



Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy paused May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until further notice. 

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at

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