JOB MARKET MENTORING EVENTS
TIPS & Q&A SESSIONS – OPEN TO ALL
This year the Canadian Women Economics Committee (CWEC) and Canadian Diversity in Economics Committee (CDEC) will be hosting two virtual presentations and Q&A aimed at Economics PhD students in Canada who are on the market this year. PhD students looking ahead to the market in future years are also welcome to join us.
October 30: Job Application Tips (covering key requirements for both academic and non-academic applications) followed by a Q&A.
December 13: Presentation Tips (covering the do's and don'ts of an effective presentation) followed by a Q&A. This session will be aimed at topics surrounding in-person interviews.
During each presentation, there will be break-out networking rooms with members of CWEC and the CDEC affinity groups. All sessions will be held on zoom at 8PM Eastern. Registrants will be sent the zoom link prior to the events.
ELEVATOR PITCH WORKSHOPS – AIMED AT PhD STUDENTS ON THE ECONOMICS JOB MARKET
The Canadian Women Economics Committee (CWEC) and Canadian Diversity in Economics Committee (CDEC) are hosting two sessions for current job market candidates to practice—and get feedback on—their three to five-minute "pitch". If you are a PhD student at a Canadian institution and/or a member of the Canadian Economics Association, and are on the job market this year, we invite you to join us.
These pitches are often an important part of your first-round interview. We will set you up into groups with other job market candidates and volunteers who have experience in the job market process.
The sessions will be on Thursday November 16 and Wednesday November 29. They begin at 8PM Eastern and will require approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of your time. Spaces are limited and you will be assigned to only one of the dates.
2023-2024 Canadian PhD Job Market Postings
Department of Economics, McGill University : two Assistant Professor Tenure-Track positions (December 1 Deadline)
Bank of Canada: Senior Economist or FSS Senior Analyst (2023-2024 PhD Job Market) - recommended that candidates submit their applications by November 15th, 2023
Department of Economics, Western University : two probationary (tenure track) or tenured appointments in Economics with a specialization in Development Economics, Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Economics, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, or Theory at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (November 1 Review Date)
Ivey Business School, Western University : Faculty Position in Business, Economics and Public Policy (October 1 Review Date) - See: https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/media/rvejma30/bepp-ad-2024-final.pdf
If you would like your department's job posting circulated, please send a PDF version and the current website link of the posting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student & Recent Graduate Programs:
Analysis Group - Analyst & Associate Roles
Bank of Canada - Students & Recent Graduates Program
Finance Canada - Economist and Policy Analyst Recruitment
Statistics Canada - Student Program & Open Positions
The Government of Canada - Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program (October 17 - 31, 2023)
Note: this list is not a comprehensive list but a sample;
please also check the relevant job boards (links on right hand side or below to external sites)
Job Board Resources:
The following is a list of Economics job boards (external to the CEA) to assist with your search:
2022 CEA Economics Job Market Mentoring Events
The CEA, the Canadian Economics Diversity Committee (CEDC) and the Canadian Women Economists Committee (CWEC) are hosting a number of mentoring events this fall, aimed at graduate students on the job market this year or in the coming years. We hope to have a few focussed panels, Q&A sessions with job market candidates from previous years and those who have served on hiring committees. We are also planning workshops to help job market candidates perfect their 3-minute "elevator speech" about their research.
Our first meeting was on October 12, at 8PM Eastern. This was a casual Meet & Greet and information gathering session. We provided a short overview of the job market and where to find resources, introduce the mentoring committee and gather information about issues and questions that attendees would like to explore further.
Based on the feedback from students on the market, we will hold an information session to provide tips for applications and first-round interviews on Wednesday November 2 (8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific). We hope you will be able to join us.
We will also be hosting workshops on the "Three-minute elevator speech." Being able to succinctly and effortlessly describe your research in under three minutes will start of your interviews on the right path and give a top-notch first impression. We will have two sessions - November 30 and December 14 - to accommodate everyone. All students on the market from Canadian universities, or current CEA members on the market are welcome to sign up. You will be assigned to a small group that includes other students and experienced economists. More details to come.
Please forward this registration link to all PhD Students who may be on the market this year or next.
To register as an attendee at the CEA Economics Job Market Mentoring Events, please complete the following form. Zoom links and information will be sent prior to each event: https://forms.gle/FRhGJ8dGo2WWLpgX9
The Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE) is an annual event organized by the CEA to facilitate the logistics of in-person interviews between Canadian Economics departments with recent PhD Economists on the Canadian job market. The CEEE also provides valued networking and camaraderie for candidates experiencing the, at times, stressful hiring process. In an ordinary year, around 20 hiring organizations and over 100 candidates congregate at a hotel in Toronto (or at the University Toronto) to hold interviews, gather for a cocktail reception sponsored by the Bank of Canada, and compare notes in the hospitality room.
The reality of this pandemic year means an in-person CEEE is not possible, and departments have transferred to online interviews. Although demand for the in-person CEEE has parted, for 2020 the CEA is organizing this virtual event to help kick-off the Canadian Econ market and bring a modicum of cheer to this unusual job market season:
An online reception to toast this year's Canadian Econ job market candidates with experienced Economists who have served on a hiring committee and experienced the job market themselves at one point!
Please see the event page to register:
Note: the CEA is not involved with individual virtual interviews between candidates and hiring organizations. Hiring departments will schedule their virtual interviews directly with candidates. Candidates should check the relevant job boards (e.g. EconJobMarket site /JOE / Canadian Economics departments' websites) for 2020-2021 job postings accepting applicants.
The 2019 Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE)
December 6-7, 2019
Grand Hotel Toronto
Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (CEEE) will be on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at the Grand Hotel Toronto at 225 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario (grandhoteltoronto.com). The purpose of the CEEE is to facilitate the search of Canadian PhD candidates who are seeking employment and of the Canadian organizations who may be interested in hiring these candidates.
The CEEE meetings will begin on Friday, December 6, with interviews taking place approximately between 9:00am and 6:00 pm. On Saturday, December 7, the interviews will continue from 9:00am to 1:00pm with possible extensions to 5:00pm. A cocktail reception will occur on the Friday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.
Interviews are arranged prior to the CEEE. Both candidates and organizations should schedule their interviews before the CEEE by directly contacting each other. Information on the available positions can be found on the website of the hiring Economics Department. Note, many organizations who come to the exchange also post their positions on the EconJobMarket site:
INFORMATION DESK AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
There will be an information desk and hospitality room, open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 6th and 9:00am to 3:00 pm on December 7th. Employers are requested to check-in at this location. The information desk is where and where students can obtain employer interview room information. Light snacks will be provided in the hospitality room. The specific room number will be communicated closer to the date.
On Friday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm, there will be a cocktail reception sponsored by the Bank of Canada in the Citrus Lounge at the Grand Hotel (the same location as the CEEE 2019 meetings). All CEEE participants are welcomed to attend. PLEASE make sure to drop by the information desk to pick up your name tag and ticket for the event.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Student candidates are encouraged to fill out the CEEE Candidate Form to indicate your attendance. This helps us to plan for the reception. Interviews are to be arranged with the hiring organization prior to the CEEE. *There is no charge for candidates* If you require hotel accommodations, please refer to the Hotel Accomodation document with booking information and group rates.
For employers, there is a two step process for registration:
1) Interview Room Booking: Please see the Employer Hotel Information Sheet with group rates and booking details for interview suites as well as accommodations. Important: no regular hotel rooms are to be used for interviews, only hotel suites or the meeting rooms available on the first floor. When reserving with the Hotel, please identify as an organization looking to book their interview suite for the Canadian Economics Association Job Exchange Event. If you experience any difficulties booking the group rate, please contact Dorinne Ah-Kam at email@example.com.
2) Register for the event with the CEA: A small registration fee is required to cover the costs of operating the exchange. Employers (typically represented by the department chair) can use the link below to register for the event. Note, you will need to have a CEA member account to complete the purchase.
*If you are experiencing any issues PLEASE contact Paula Emery firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are paying online, please send an email to the CEA office (email@example.com) with "CEEE 2019" in the subject line to indicate whose name is on the credit card that you have used and for which organization you are recruiting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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