Department of Economics: CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Healthy Aging

Posted 11/05/2019

Academic Employment Opportunity #19-21

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Applications are due no later than Dec 13, 2019.

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics, at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton NB invites applications for a CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Healthy Aging, with a specialization in health economics, labour economics or related disciplines. The successful applicant will be appointed in the tenure track stream at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The anticipated start date is either January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021 by mutual agreement.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in Economics or related discipline as required by UNB for a continuing faculty position in the Department of Economics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in empirical research as it relates to the economic, demographic, social, and/or health dimensions of aging. Excellence will be indicated by an established track record in peer reviewed publications and other dissemination activity such as conference presentations, reports for government, and policy papers. Experience conducting research on large population-level datasets would be a definite asset. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of excellence in university teaching.

In addition to being appointed in the Department of Economics, the successful candidate will be a research affiliate with the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT: at UNB, and will be expected to collaborate actively with Provincial government agencies and other stakeholders through this affiliation. The Chair will establish an active research program that focuses on supporting evidence-based policy and practice as it relates to healthy aging, supported by external funding, and aligned with the University of New Brunswick's and the Faculty of Arts strategic plans. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one full course per year or its equivalent in the Department of Economics. UNB is a comprehensive public university with campuses in Fredericton and Saint-John, New Brunswick ( It is the oldest English-language university in Canada, and among the oldest public universities in North America. The Department of Economics ( offers undergraduate programs and a large Master of Arts in Economics program that follows either research-based or course-based streams. International students form the majority of the graduate student body.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination), acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., and/or where applicable exceptional circumstances are present, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the CRC Program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UNB Office of Research Services for more information. UNB recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental, illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. Leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We recognize that career paths are not always linear, particularly for individuals from marginalized groups, and we encourage applicants to explain the impact any career interruptions may have had on their research history. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of academic references and other relevant supporting material to the Chair of Economics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB E3B 5A3. Applications may be mailed or emailed to For more information on the position, contact Dr. Ted McDonald (, 506-452-6199). Applications are due no later than Dec 13, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in early-January 2020 with applicants informed of the outcome by March 2020. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The offer of an appointment is conditional upon a successful outcome of the CRC nomination. UNB ensures that employment opportunities are accessible to all applicants. To request accommodations at any stage in the recruitment and hiring process, please contact UNB's HR Assistant (Employment & Equity) at 506-453-4648 or

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.