Assistant Professor - Finance

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Sep 27, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
1804183/ FIN18-1
Finance Industry
Fund Management, Risk
Government & Institutions
Contract Type

Assistant Professor - Finance

Req #1804183/ Ref #FIN18-1 | Posting Final (Sept. 19, 2018)

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Finance. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Finance or a Ph.D. in Economics with a Finance focus by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing strengths.  We are particularly interested in candidates with interests broadly in the areas of asset management, financial innovation, and financial risk management. We seek individuals with demonstrated excellence in research and excellence in teaching.

For this position, excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the submitted job-market paper, additional research papers or publications, a research statement, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to publish articles in internationally recognized top-tier academic journals in the field of Finance. We seek individuals that can publish or have been previously published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and journals of similar caliber and international standing. Further evidence of research excellence is provided by indication of participation in top conferences, presenting research at other highly ranked schools and other noteworthy activities in Finance that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, including a strong demonstrated ability to integrate both theory and practice; evidence of effective communication and presentation skills; a willingness to undertake graduate supervision; skillful use of engaging activities that will stimulate and challenge the intellectual capacity of faculty and students; and a demonstrated mastery of his or her subject area. This will be demonstrated by the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong endorsements from referees. Select applicants will be invited to present their research at the Rotman School to faculty and students as part of the interview process.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

U of T is Canada's largest university and has an international research reputation. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate commerce program, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Masters in Financial Risk Management, a Masters of Finance, and a Ph.D. program. Rotman is situated in the heart of Toronto, Canada's corporate and financial center, and the world’s most diverse city. Rotman’s core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit:

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. No applications or supporting documents on paper will be accepted. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a job market paper, up to 2 additional sample research papers or publications, a research statement and evidence of teaching experience that includes a teaching dossier. The teaching dossier should include a teaching statement, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials.

By the closing date, November 26, 2018 candidates should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent directly by the writers (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to:

Alexander Dyck
Professor of Finance
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Please note: Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received online by November 26, 2018. If you have questions about this position, please contact Alexander Dyck at

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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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