Sessional Instructor - Department of Economics - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
59SI16
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 10, 2016
Department: 
Department of Economics - Faculty of Arts
Position: 
Sessional Instructor
Contract: 
Fall 2016

The Department of Economics at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Sessional Instructor for the Fall Semester of 2016 for Economics 361. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Economics 361 (formerly 431) - Introduction to Game Theory

The course consists of an introduction to game theory with an emphasis on economics applications. As such, the course will first present an introduction to the basic ideas and concepts underlying Game Theory. It will then introduce the concepts of strategic decisions in a static setting through games including dominant strategies, Nash equilibrium and mixed strategies. The course will also deal with the analysis of strategic decisions in a dynamic setting through sequential games, backward induction, and repeated games.

Prerequisites:  Economics 305 and a course in statistics (Math 221 or Business 251) or permission of the instructors.

Successful applicants will have a Master’s degree in Economics.

Please note that applicants on the UPEI sessional roster for Economics will be considered first.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated C.V., and a tentative syllabus to:

Dr. Jason Stevens, Chair
Department of Economics
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Email: jmstevens@upei.ca
Tel: (902) 620-5045

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is June 24, 2016

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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