Tenure-track Positions in Finance

Tenure-track Positions in Finance

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Finance, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. In the instance that an exceptional candidate is identified, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and high-quality scholarly research leading to top-tier peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s various public and private programs. The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the School, the University, and/or the broader academic community. In addition to the above, the successful candidate for an Associate Professor level position will have a strong track record of publications in top Finance journals, and a strong teaching record.

Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointees have access to substantial internal funds both for research and course development through Smith School of Business Research Program and our Faculty Development Fund. The School also provides faculty members with support in their applications to external research granting agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, among others. Smith School of Business faculty members have been quite successful with external research grant competitions.

Institution

The Finance group is comprised of strong researchers with expertise in corporate governance, investments, fintech, capital markets, risk management, and corporate finance. The group employs both empirical and theoretical approaches. Group members have been highly successful in publishing in top Finance journals. The Finance group is also responsible for the delivery of the Master of Finance programs taught in Toronto and Beijing.

For more information about our faculty members see: 
https://smith.queensu.ca/grad_studies/PHD/areas_of_specialization/finance.php.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website.

Queen's University has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, dating back to a royal charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1841. Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with an outstanding reputation for innovation and quality. Our MSc and PhD programs in Management attract highly qualified research-oriented students in many fields of study. Our undergraduate Commerce program has among the highest entrance standards in Canada and is widely viewed as the country's best undergraduate business program. Queen’s has gained international recognition for its MBA and executive education programs and is fully accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. Smith School of Business is also home to centres focused on analytics, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and innovation, and social impact. The learning environment at Queen’s is supported by outstanding library and computing facilities. For more information about Smith School of Business, please click here.

The City

The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry and learning. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston offers unique waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system –a UNESCO International Heritage site.

How to Apply

The effective date of the appointment will be July 01, 2020, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
  • Evidence of research, including a job market paper
  • A Statement of teaching interests and experience (including course outlines and evaluations if available)
  • Three letters of reference

Deadline for applications:

The positions will remain open until filled. We will conduct interviews at the AFA conference in San Diego (January 3-5, 2020).

Note: only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Submitting your application:

Please submit your application package via Interfolio Faculty Search through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/68419

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications via the above link, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Roshan Udit
Faculty Resource Advisor
Office of the Dean, Smith School of Business
Room 320, Goodes Hall
143 Union Street West
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
CANADA K3L 3N6

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Roshan Udit at rgu1@queensu.ca.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ 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: Roshan Udit at rgu1@queensu.ca. 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 http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.  

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. Your application cover letter must include one of these two citizenship statements.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.