Associate Professor / Professor - Finance Specialized

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Associate Professor / Professor - Finance Specialized

Date Posted: 10/27/2020
Closing Date: 12/01/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 626
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: School of Management
Department: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)



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 Associate Professor or Professor, and will commence July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Finance or a Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related area with a Finance focus. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing strengths. We seek individuals with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must engage in research in at least one of the following areas: asset pricing, data analytics applied to financial markets, financial innovation, financial risk management. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating strong empirical or statistical skills in the fields listed.

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 a sustained and impactful publication record, a research statement, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative and independent 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 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, and that are involved in other noteworthy activities in Finance that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, including a strong demonstrated ability to integrate both theory and practice; evidence of effective communication and presentation skills; a willingness to undertake graduate supervision; skillful use of engaging activities that will stimulate and challenge the intellectual capacity of faculty and students; and a demonstrated mastery of their subject area. This will be demonstrated by interviews and seminar presentations for short-listed candidates and by the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, recognition through teaching awards, and strong endorsements from referees. Select applicants will be invited to present their research to the Rotman School faculty and students as part of the interview process.

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; salary and rank 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; up to three sample publications, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at [email protected] by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University's automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at: All documents, with the exception of the three reference letters, MUST be submitted via the link below. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about the position, please contact: [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of December 1, 2020

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

Diversity Statement
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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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