Tenure Track Positions in Finance - Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

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Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
Halifax (City), Nova Scotia (CA)
Commensurate with the qualification
Sep 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
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Tenure Track Position in the Finance area of the Department of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Finance at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2020. The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. The following criteria apply to each of the two positions:

  • Candidate should have a PhD or ABD with research focus/specialization in one of the following areas of Finance:


Derivatives and Risk Management – Candidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to conduct high-quality research in this area and must have specific training in Derivatives with focus on Risk Management. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in this area at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.


Financial Theory and Asset Pricing or Fixed Income Securities – Candidates are expected to have a strong background in Finance Theory with emphasis on Asset Pricing or Fixed Income, an ability to conduct high-quality research, and a capability to teach courses in this area at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.


  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to integrate technology in teaching and use blended approaches to learning.
  • Candidates should have potential to add value to one or more of the graduate programs offered by the Sobey School of Business, namely (a) the MBA, (b) the Executive MBA, (c) the Master of Finance, (d) the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and PhD in Finance. In addition, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to teach finance course(s) in our undergraduate degree program at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai (BNUZ), China.
  • Applicants should be motivated to build research and education connections with other areas (disciplines, programs, departments) of the Sobey School of Business and of Saint Mary’s University.

Application should be made electronically to the specific position of interest.

Saint Mary's, a public university with over 7,000 students, offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity into a vibrant learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University offers a balanced research/teaching environment for faculty. It has the largest business program in the Atlantic Provinces with over 3,000 students and offers AACSB-accredited degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels. The Sobey School is located in a modern facility, providing classrooms with state-of-the-art technology. Excellent database resources are available for research, with access to Compustat – Capital IQ, CRSP, and TRACE, among others on WRDS platform. In addition, faculty at Sobey School has access to Bloomberg terminals. The Department of Finance, Information Systems and Management Science consists of 26 full-time faculty members, 13 in the Finance area. Academic calendars with program and course information are available at https://smu.ca/academics/calendar.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 400,000. Halifax is a major educational center for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centers in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Sobey School of Business, please visit our website at http://www.sobey.smu.ca.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Saint Mary’s University is committed to principles of employment equity. In accordance with our collective agreement, we are dedicated to the objective of equal opportunities through positive action, and to improving possibilities for the employment of women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities in the university community. We therefore strongly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities.

Apply online for this opportunity by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and submitting all application material electronically through CareerBeacon. Select the position of interest and click on “Apply Online Now”. Only electronic applications submitted through CareerBeacon can be accepted. Applications for these positions should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts of academic work, recent working papers or publications, teaching evaluations (if available), and the name and contact information of three referees. Note that due to size constraints, you may need to provide a link to your academic papers rather than the actual files.

Representatives of SMU faculty will be attending this year’s Financial Management Association meeting in New Orleans, LA, to interview potential candidates. If you are shortlisted for an interview at the FMA meetings, you will be contacted about further arrangements.

Review of applications will begin September 30th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.