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Finance and Business Economics Area – Assistant Professor Teaching-Track Position

McMaster University
Hamilton (City), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Jan 6, 2024

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McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Finance and Business Economics Area. The position will begin on July 1, 2024. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School's academic programs at both of the School's Hamilton and Burlington locations. The primary responsibility is to teach a variety of courses at undergraduate and master's levels, including large sections of Introduction to Finance (2FA3). The teaching requirement is normally eight sections per academic year. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to keep abreast of developments in the discipline, participate in the ongoing development of curricula, serve on internal committees, and support the School’s initiatives within the business, academic and other external communities. Conducting pedagogical research is also encouraged.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a doctoral degree in Finance or Financial Economics from an accredited institution. Candidates with a Master's degree in Finance or Financial Economics and significant professional or teaching experience may also be considered. The candidate must demonstrate a record of teaching excellence and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching. Candidates who hold professional designations (e.g. CFA), have experience teaching large classes, or have professional experience are also preferred.

The Finance and Business Economics Area, the largest of eight Areas comprising the DeGroote School of Business, is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. The School offers a number of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Finance and Business Economics Area participates in these programs in several ways, and mounts MBA specializations in Finance and Strategic Business Valuation, a Master of Finance program, and a Ph.D. field in Finance. Further information about the School can be found at


Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at to communicate accommodation needs.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job #58884), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Ron Balvers, Chair, Finance and Business Economics Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LMS 4M4.

Please submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application together with a curriculum vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on productivity, if applicable (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below))
  • A teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching experience (breadth, depth, and effectiveness of teaching)
  • A brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
  • A statement of any research interests in pedagogy and/or the field of finance (optional)
  • Three to five letters of recommendation, to be submitted directly by your referees to the e-mail address, with comments from referees on your:
    • demonstrated ability to successfully teach courses at different levels,
    • demonstrated research potential (if applicable),
    • ability to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, and
    • contributions to university and/or community service.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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