Tenure Track Position in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Finance at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2022. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. The following criteria apply to the position:

1. Candidate should have a PhD or ABD in Finance or related fields with research specialization in Asset Pricing, Fixed Income Securities, or Corporate Finance. Candidate with an ABD is expected to complete PhD prior to joining. A successful candidate must have the ability to conduct high quality research, and the demonstrated capability to teach courses in the foregoing areas of finance at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.
2. Candidate is expected to demonstrate an ability to integrate technology in teaching and use blended approaches to learning.
3. Candidate should have the potential to add value to one or more of the graduate programs offered by the Sobey School of Business, namely (i) the MBA, (ii) the Executive MBA, (iii) the Master of Finance, (iv) the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and (v) the PhD in Finance.
4. Candidate 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 Procedure

Apply online for this opportunity by visiting https://www.smu.ca/about/faculty-employment-opportunities.html and submitting all application material electronically through CareerBeacon. Only electronic applications submitted through CareerBeacon can be accepted. Applications for this position 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 the FISMS department secretary at fisms@smu.ca to request the “Self-Identification Questionnaire”. Once completed, 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 on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Organization

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society.  

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 approximately 2,700 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. Additionally, faculty at Sobey School has access to Bloomberg terminals. The Department of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science (FISMS) consists of 28 full-time faculty members, 15 in the Finance area. Academic calendars with program and course information are available at Academic Calendars | Saint Mary's University (courseleaf.com). For more information about the University and the Sobey School of Business, please visit our website at https://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/welcome.html

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

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Job ID

ID: J9250