Assistant Professor - Finance

Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Finance - 1701734

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Finance. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Finance, Economics or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We are particularly interested in candidates with interests broadly in the areas of long-horizon investing, pension fund management / governance, asset management, and/or financial risk management. We seek individuals with demonstrated excellence in research and excellence in teaching.

For this position, excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of the submitted dissertation, job market paper and other documents submitted for review. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level, and to publish articles in internationally recognized top-tier academic journals in the field of Finance. We seek individuals that can publish or have been previously published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and journals of similar caliber and international standing. Participation in top conferences, presenting research at other highly ranked schools and other noteworthy activities in Finance that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline are assets.

Applicants should have a demonstrated strong ability to integrate both theory and practice through effective communication and presentation skills, undertake graduate supervision, stimulate and challenge the intellectual capacity of faculty and students, communicate effectively, and show a demonstrated mastery of his or her subject area. Teaching excellence will be demonstrated by a strong teaching statement, strong endorsements from referees, and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application. Select applicants will be invited to present their research at the Rotman School to faculty and students as part of the interview process.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

U of T is Canada's largest university and has an international research reputation. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate commerce program, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Masters of Finance, and a Ph.D. program. Rotman is situated in the heart of Toronto, Canada's corporate and financial center, and the world's most diverse city. Rotman's core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit: .

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. No applications or supporting documents on paper will be accepted. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, sample publications, a research statement and evidence of teaching experience that includes a teaching statement and teaching dossier. The teaching dossier should include course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials.

By the closing date November 20, 2017 candidates should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent directly by the writers (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to:

Craig Doidge
Professor of Finance
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Please note: Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All applications must be received online by November 20, 2017.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community ad especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see:

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Department: Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 10, 2017
Job Closing: November 20, 2017, 11:59pm EST