Assistant Professor - Finance Specialized

Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Posted
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Finance Specialized
Date Posted: 10/20/2020
Closing Date: 11/24/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 627
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: School of Management
Department: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

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, 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 by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and deepen our existing strengths. We seek individuals with demonstrated excellence in research and excellence in 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.

For this position, excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the job-market paper and additional research papers or publications submitted with the application, 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 who have been published in or have works in progress meeting the standards of the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and journals of similar caliber and international standing. Further evidence of research excellence is provided by indication of participation in top conferences, and presenting research at other highly ranked schools.

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 his or her subject area. This will be demonstrated by the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements from referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Select applicants will be invited to present their research to the Rotman School faculty and students as part of the interview process.

Salaries are competitive and 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: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Connect/AboutRotman/OurValues.

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; a job-market paper and up to three additional research papers or publications; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  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. Candidates who are also interested in the other job openings at the University of Toronto, Rotman School, Finance, MUST directly apply for those positions as well: [will add link to other positions].

If you have any questions about the position, please contact: finance.recruiting@rotman.utoronto.ca

 All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of November 24, 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca

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