Department of Political Science and Economics – UT-2023-POL-009

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, wishes to hire an economist as indeterminate faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (UT-02, UT-03 or UT-04).  Preference may be given to an economist who can teach courses in public economics, public choice and political economy. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Economics from a recognized university at the time of hiring. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2025. For the purposes of designated group hiring, candidates with Indigenous lived expertise are especially encouraged to apply and will be explicitly solicited through a parallel process.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to fill immediate vacancies and may be used to staff future vacancies with various employment tenures (temporary and permanent), language profiles, security requirements, and conditions of employment.

Number of positions to be filled: 1.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and supervise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability, or demonstrate the potential to develop the ability, to contribute to the RMC Core Curriculum and the Economics undergraduate programme.  Ability to teach in the MPA, MBA and/or War Studies graduate programs is considered an asset.

Applicants must provide evidence of a strong teaching portfolio and a commitment to excellence in pedagogy. RMC is a bilingual national institution.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an active independent research program. A commitment to research will be demonstrated by a robust peer-reviewed publication record measured by both quantity and/or rate of publication as well as success in attracting competitive extramural research funding.

In addition, the successful candidate will be required contribute through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment is essential.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format in a single email to Dr. Oana Secrieru ( and, in addition, to by 18 March 2024:

  • A concise letter of application that clearly and systematically identifies your qualifications for the position, including excellence in research, teaching and administration; explicitly relating this experience to RMC’s special mission and mandate;
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  • A vision statement of your proposed research program with demonstrated suitability to RMC’s special mission and mandate;
  • One publication, to demonstrate suitability to RMC’s special mission and mandate;
  • Proof of citizenship status (scan of Canadian passport or birth certificate);
  • Proof of education (copy of PhD degree or equivalent documentation);
  • Full contact information for at least three referees (email, phone and address).

Please reference RMC file number UT-2023-POL-009 in your email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information.

The information found here can also be found on the RMC website.

Statement of Merit and Conditions of Employment

Essential Qualifications


A PhD degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Economics. 

Official Language Proficiency

Various language requirements: English Essential; French Essential; Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB or CBC/CBC.

For all levels of positions
  • E1: Teaching excellence in economics at the university level, as demonstrated by full responsibility for at least one course, or acceptable equivalency.
  • E2: Demonstrated research excellence at the university level in economics, broadly understood. Acceptable research experience: research report, invited/accepted conference or workshop presentation, technical report, peer-reviewed articles published in peer-reviewed journals, professional journals or university presses or other form of demonstrable expertise in another multimedia medium in any of the above-mentioned areas. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following subfields may receive priority consideration:
  1. Public Economics
  2. Public Choice
  3. Political Economy
In addition to E1 and E2, the various UT levels require the following
For Assistant Professor (UT02) position
  • E3: Experience that demonstrates evidence of scholarly*** potential
  • E4: Evidence of having developed an independent research program with demonstrated ability of attracting extramural research funding
  • E5: Evidence of potential for excellence in university administration
For Associate Professor (UT03) position
  • E6: Experience that demonstrates effective teaching and innovation at the university level in the fields related to the position being staffed over a period of at least two years.
  • E7: Experience that demonstrates a well-developed research program, sustained independent scholarly*** activity with national impact and recognition, and extramural research funding over a period of years in a field related to the position being staffed.
  • E8: Demonstrated excellence in university administration and service, as defined by RMC’s collective agreement
For Full Professor (UT04) position
  • E9: Experience that demonstrates teaching excellence, innovation as well as program and curriculum development and management at the university level in the fields related to the position being staffed over a period of years.
  • E10: Experience that demonstrates a mature research program, superior independent scholarly*** activity with international impact and recognition, and sustained extramural research funding over many years in a field related to the position being staffed.
  • E11: A record of attracting and mentoring graduate students.
  • E12: Demonstrated leadership in university administration, and the scholarly field, discipline or academic community.

***Scholarly is defined as publishing in ranked refereed journals of international reputation, academic presses of international standing, and/or equivalent refereed outlets in fields related to position being staffed.

  • A1 - Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A2 - Ability to communicate orally. 
  • A3 – Ability to communicate in writing.
Personal Suitability
  • PS 1 – Effective interpersonal relationships
  • PS 2 -- Reliability
  • PS 3 – Judgment
  • PS 4 – Teaching ability
  • PS 5 – Flexibility in teaching requirements
  • PS 6 – Consistent record of research habits over time

Assets Qualifications

  • AQ1 – Experience in supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate student projects and theses.
  • AQ2 – Ability or potential to teach program core courses in economics.
  • AQ3 – Ability or potential to contribute to core courses of the undergraduate program in economics, including the College Core Curriculum.
  • AQ4 – Experience with university administration.
Organizational Needs

Consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Visible Minorities, persons with a disability, and Women.

Condition(s) of Employment



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