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Posted July
25 2022

Academic, Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow for a project on developing country sovereign debt markets. This new project investigates the challenges that arise as countries seek to develop local-currency bond markets while simultaneously funding economic development.

Area of Research:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct original research under the supervision of Professor Mark Manger and collaborate with other researchers to analyze the political economy of developing country sovereign borrowing.

Description of duties:

Responsibilities include developing and coordinating research activities, managing and analyzing project data, and publishing research related to the project. The Postdoctoral Fellow will devote 75 percent of their time to working on the project, with the remainder devoted to independent research and publishing. There is no teaching obligation as part of the appointment.

This position is open to applicants regardless of citizenship and nationality, although Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Logistical support is available for candidates requiring a Canadian work permit.

Postdoctoral stipend of $50,000 per year

 Required Qualifications:

Candidates should have a demonstrated research interest in international political economy, including substantive knowledge of international finance or a closely related field of global public policy. Candidates with experience in developing countries are especially welcome to apply.

  • PhD in political science, international relations, public policy, development studies, economics, or a related field, with a focus on international financial and monetary relations, or similar, is required by the start date. Applicants without a PhD should explain their plans for completing their degree by the position start date.
  • Strong quantitative skills, in particular econometrics and quantitative text analysis
  • Experience working with R and/or Python for the purpose of quantitative data analysis
  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Toronto
  • Relocation to the Greater Toronto Area will be required

Application Instructions:

  • One-page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence (maximum 5 pages)
  • One letter of reference from an academic supervisor or current employer to be sent via e-mail directly to Professor Mark Manger (
  • All documents must be submitted to Professor Mark Manger (

 Closing date: Friday August 26, 2022

Supervisor: Mark Manger

 Expected Start Date: October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Term:  12 months (Possibility of renewal)

FTE: 1.0 (full time)

Inquiries about the project can be directed to Professor Mark Manger (

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

 This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

 The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: August 26, 2022


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