Associate Professor / Professor - Finance

Job description

Job FieldThe 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 Associate Professor or Professor, and will commence July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Finance or a Ph.D. in Economics with a Finance focus, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation. The successful candidate for this position is expected to be actively engaged in innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding and competitive research program.

For this position, excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the applicant’s publication record. Candidates must engage in research in at least one of the following areas: empirical asset pricing, asset management, data analytics applied to financial markets, financial innovation, financial risk management. We seek individuals that publish in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and journals of similar caliber and international standing. We seek individuals that have widely-cited research in academic journals, that have received distinguished awards and accolades, that have an active research pipeline, that present their research at significant conferences and at other highly-ranked schools, that have strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, and that are involved in other noteworthy activities in Finance that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. The applicant must provide a research statement.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, evidence of significant classroom innovation, recognition through teaching awards, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills demonstrated during the interview and seminar presentations for short-listed candidates. Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in professional graduate programs in at least one of the following areas: empirical asset pricing, asset management, data analytics applied to financial markets, financial risk management.

Successful candidates should also have the demonstrated capability to take an active leadership role in our professional graduate programs, including graduate supervision.

Salaries are competitive and both rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the Organization

U of T is Canada's largest university and has been ranked first in Canada and in the top 30 world-wide by most of the major international ranking scores. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate commerce program, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Masters in Financial Risk Management, a Masters of Finance, a Masters in Management Analytics, 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:

Application Procedure

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; three recent publications; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also provide the names and contact details of three referees in their application.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Alexander Dyck, Search Committee Chair at [email protected].

All application materials, including the names and contact details of three referees, must be received by November 13, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and 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
Department: Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 8, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 13, 2019




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Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 11/15/2019
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