Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Finance or Financial Economics

College: Business and Economics

Department: Economics and Finance

Deadline: December 31, 2017
Please reference AD #17-69

Position Description:

The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2018. The Department will consider strong candidates with research and teaching expertise in any of the core areas of finance. Candidates will hold, or will have nearly completed, a Ph.D. in finance or a PhD in economics with an emphasis in finance, with the requirement that they be able to demonstrate that they will establish themselves as recognized scholars, producing internationally recognized research, and be good teachers at all levels.

The Department of Economics and Finance is a research-intensive unit with 26 faculty members. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the degrees BA, BComm, MA and PhD. All programs offered by the Department provide students with an opportunity to specialize in finance. More information about the Department can be found at https://www.uoguelph.ca/economics/.

Applications should be submitted electronically by December 31, 2017 to Stephen Kosempel, Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Guelph at efinance@uoguelph.ca. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and samples of research papers. Applicants should indicate on their cover letter if they will be attending the CEEE meeting in Toronto on December 8-9, 2017, and/or the AEA-AFA meeting in Philadelphia on January 5-7, 2018. Applicants also need to arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair at efinance@uoguelph.ca.

The Department is an integral part of the College of Business and Economics (Guelph’s Business School). Formed in 2006, the College of Business and Economics is the youngest college at the University of Guelph, but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. Our College provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. 

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with a total enrolment of 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Guelph, Ontario, the University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is dedicated to establishing a culturally diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning society. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.  

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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