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Term Adjunct Position

COMM 322 - Advanced Corporate Finance

A term adjunct position is open at the Smith School of Business for an instructor to teach at our main campus in a lecture-style undergraduate course in the Commerce program. The position is to teach the Advanced Corporate finance course, COMM 322, which is a winter term course. Teaching the Advanced Corporate Finance course will generally include teaching twenty-four “one-and-a-half hour” sessions per section from January to April 2023. The successful applicant will be required to teach 100% of two (2) sections of COMM 322 with an anticipated enrollment of 55 students per section. There are currently two (2) sections open.


Qualifications include a Master’s degree or PhD in Finance or a related field; several years of related experience; and experience teaching university courses.

The course is described as follows:

This course is an advanced undergraduate course in corporate finance. The course will cover corporate finance topics at a deeper level, notably by using basic game theory and basic contract theory. It will also introduce new topics such as real options, financial constraints, and corporate governance. It is also recommended that students have the capacity for mathematical reasoning and a basic knowledge of regression analysis. Students will be expected to master the tools needed by practitioners in corporate finance; to understand simple mathematical models underlying corporate finance theories; and to have learned lessons from case studies and empirical studies.

Prerequisite for students - COMM 121 or COMM 221/621 and (COMM 172 or ECON 212).

The two open sections for COMM 322 have been scheduled as follows:

  • Section 001: Mondays (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM) and Wednesdays (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM)
  • Section 002: Tuesdays (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM) and Friday’s (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)


Smith offers a competitive salary package. The minimum starting salary for a term adjunct teaching one section of a course in our Commerce program is $10,929.87, which excludes vacation pay and lieu of benefits pay. This salary is pro-rated based on course credit. The actual salary will be commensurate with skill and experience.

Equity Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Brittany Lovelock at Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at  

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How to Apply

Deadline for applications:

July 05, 2022

Interested persons are asked to submit their application through Interfolio at the below link.

Applicants should submit:

    • A cover letter – please indicate in the letter how many sections you are interested in teaching
    • Current CV
    • 2 letters of recommendation*
    • Teaching evaluations if available

    *Please list the names and email addresses of your referees on your Interfolio Faculty Search application. Interfolio will send an automated email to your referees and provide them with a link that will allow them to upload their recommendation letters.

    Submit your application online via the Interfolio Faculty Search link below:

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact Brittany Lovelock, Senior Staffing Officer, via email at

Submit your application to: