The 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 .
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.