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Term Adjunct – Advanced Portfolio Management (MFIN 833)

Term Adjunct – Advanced Portfolio Management (MFIN 833)

A Term Adjunct position is open at the Smith School of Business for an instructor to teach at our Toronto location, 200 Front Street West, in a lecture-style graduate course in the Master of Finance program. The position is to teach two sections of the Advanced Portfolio Management course, MFIN 833, which is taught during the fall term. Teaching the Advanced Portfolio Management course will generally include teaching 28 hours per section organized as twelve “3.5 hour” sessions and two “seven-hour” sessions from October 2021 to December 2021. The successful applicant will be required to teach 100% of two sections of MFIN 833 with an anticipated enrollment of approximately 55 students in each section.


Qualifications include: a Master’s degree or Ph.D. and CFA designation, several years of familiarity and experience in communication and finance, and experience teaching university courses.

The course is described as follows:

MFIN 833 is a graduate level course that discusses the entire portfolio management process, from setting investment policies to assessing performance. Portfolio theory will be extended to cover topics including investment planning, practical estimation of models, asset class properties, asset allocation, portfolio management risks, and performance measurement. Application of these topics to both individual and institutional portfolios will be discussed. The class will take a “hands-on” approach with students having the opportunity to work with financial data, apply various estimation techniques, and evaluate actual portfolio performance.

The MFin program balances theory with practice and provides students with significant opportunities for experiential learning. In addition to Advanced Portfolio Management, students take required courses in corporate finance, financial modelling, quantitative analysis and economics, fixed income, equity analysis, and derivatives.

Teaching Schedule:

  • Monday/Tuesday - October 25/26, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday – November 1/2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday - November 8/9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday - November 15/16, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday - November 22/23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday – November 29/30, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday – December 11/12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Smith offers a competitive salary package. The salary for a term adjunct teaching one section of a course in our graduate programs is $16,715.15, which excludes vacation pay and lieu of benefits pay. This salary is pro-rated based on course credit.

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.

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How to Apply

Deadline for applications:

June 18, 2021

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter
  • 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 Roshan Udit, Faculty Resource Advisor, via email at

Submit your application to:

Roshan Udit
Faculty Resource Advisor
Office of the Dean