Tenure Track Positions in Finance

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 18, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Contract Type

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for two tenure-track position in Finance at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2021. The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. The following criteria apply to each of the two positions:

  1. Candidate should have a PhD or ABD with research focus/specialization in one of the following areas of Finance:
    Position 1  Derivatives and Risk Management – Candidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to conduct high-quality research in this area and are expected to 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.
    Position 2  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.
  2. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an ability to integrate technology in teaching and use blended approaches to learning.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/welcome.html.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 450,000. Halifax is a major educational center for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near recreational areas and within a short flight of a number of 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 https://sobey.smu.ca.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Apply online for this opportunity by visiting https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/search?filter-company_id=201305 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.

All applicants need to contact Ms. Melanie Matthew - melanie.matthews@smu.ca to request the “Self-Identification Questionnaire”. Once complete, the form should be emailed to Saint Mary’s University Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Ms. Deborah Brother-Scott - deborah.brothers-scott@smu.ca. Section I of this form is mandatory and relates to citizenship. The University must comply with federal government requirements regarding recruitment of foreign academics and give priority to qualified Canadian Citizens and permanent residents, whether in Canada or abroad. Section II is the voluntary self-identification information. The chair of the search committee only confirms the applicants’ Canadian citizenship/permanent residency status with Ms. Brother-Scott.

Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.