Macroeconomics - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC)

Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinabe-Algonquin people, the University of Ottawa is seeking candidates for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Macroeconomics.


The Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes candidates from all areas of macroeconomic including (but not limited to) behavioural economics, financial economics, environmental economics, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, and macro-labour economics. The Chair will implement a creative and independent research program that is based on external research funding and will be actively involved with graduate student training and education.

The Chairholder is expected to contribute to and benefit from a range of research activities organized by the University of Ottawa. The University provides researchers with opportunities to develop partnerships with a range of institutions, and federal, provincial and municipal government agencies. The University’s downtown campus is located near Parliament and the Bank of Canada. The University runs a variety of research events, such as the Marleau Lecture Series on Economic and Monetary Policy and the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. The University also hosts several research centres, including the Institute of the Environment. The full complement of uOttawa research centres are listed here.

Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the institution receives $100,000 annually for five years, with an additional $20,000 annual research stipend for first-term Tier 2 Chairs. Candidates should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. Candidates who are more than 10 years from their highest degree must contact the University of Ottawa directly for questions related to their potential eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair. The institution may nominate a professor or a researcher who is more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (see acceptable justifications). In such cases, the institution must submit to the Secretariat a formal justification (using the Tier 2 Justification Screening Form), explaining why the nominee is still considered to be an emerging scholar. The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. New CRC nominees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.

Selective hiring

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. In accordance with the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the selection will be limited to members of the four designated groups such as Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act. Candidates from this group who wish to be considered for this position must complete the self-declaration form during the application process online (go to My profile / Employment Equity section). The objective of this measure is to increase the representation of the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) in the allocation of Canada Research Chair positions.

Skills requirements

  • Education : PhD in Economics
  • Required Qualifications: superior research achievements in the CRC’s identified area(s) and proof of potential to develop national and international collaborations, a solid record with respect to teaching and training of students at the graduate level, the ability to obtain external research funds. Excellent communication skills in either English or French. Active knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

Rank and salary

Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Assistant Professor salary scale is between $88,735 and $122,724, and the Associate Professor salary scale is between $98,019 and $170,215 (as of May 1, 2022). Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits package

The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work

Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Application package

  • A cover letter;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (please include career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your record of research. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process);
  • A research plan (2 to 3 pages);
  • A statement of teaching interests (1 to 2 pages);
  • A statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion philosophy and concrete practices (1 page);
  • The names of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference which will follow the Canada Research Chairs guidelines (i.e. one arm’s length and two who are not affiliated to the University of Ottawa unless they are the candidate’s PhD or postdoctoral supervisor); and  Self-identification: Complete the Employment Equity section of your online Profile during the application process.

Submission process

Deadline: December 22, 2021

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website.

The selection process will begin immediately after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please address your cover letter to the following person:

Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St., room 246
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 CANADA

For questions, please email: [email protected].

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at [email protected]. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.