Associate/Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics: Sustainable Macroeconomics

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Associate/Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics: Sustainable Macroeconomics
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Position Description:

McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.  Scale is an important element in analyzing and developing policy alternatives for sustainable development.  This position is open to highly qualified agricultural and applied economists who conduct macroeconomic analysis.  Preference will be given to candidates with research experience in trade, energy, and the environment. Candidates with research experience in the application of macroeconomics to the Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphases on Sustainable Agriculture, Trade, and Food Security (SDG 2), Renewable Energy from biological feedstocks (SDG 7), Green Growth- SEEA (SDG 8), Climate Change (SDG 13), and Sustainable Production and Consumption (SDG 12) would be an asset.  The candidate should have applied quantitative skills in macroeconomic modelling with the ability to incorporate the environment into general equilibrium models.   Applied modelling experience in General Equilibrium Modelling, Global Computable General Equilibrium Modelling, Social Accounting Matrices or E3 Modelling is essential.

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 35 km from downtown Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations, well-equipped analytical laboratories and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. McGill’s Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative (SSTI) and Green Chemistry and Catalysis Centre provide additional opportunities for research collaborations and outreach. Additional information concerning McGill University and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (

Job Duties:

The successful candidate is required to develop a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be involved in service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration with other researchers at McGill, especially within our multidisciplinary department which features research on soils, agricultural systems, microbiology, entomology, social-ecological systems, the Department of Economics, and the Bieler School of Environment, as well as other university research centers is encouraged.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Agricultural, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, or a related discipline, and will contribute to teaching and research in the Agricultural Economics Program at McGill.  Candidates should have a strong record of research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed scholarly publications, and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Interdisciplinary collaboration and post-doctoral research experience are considered to be assets.


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Agricultural Economics

Job Type:

Associate/Assistant Professor

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Posting Period:
Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.
The position will remain open until filled, but all application materials must be received by March 15, 2022 to assure full consideration.

Required Documents:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • A research statement that includes achievements and future plans
  • Up to three publications in PDF format
  • A summary of teaching interests and experience
  • The names and contact information of three referees.

Apply today.

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