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Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Finance


Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Finance

About the Job

Tenure-track position in the finance area of the Department of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in finance at the rank of assistant professor.   The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2018, however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to research excellence and a strong knowledge in asset pricing.  The ability to build research and education connections with other areas (disciplines, programs, departments) of the Sobey School of Business and of Saint Mary’s University is valued. Ideally, candidates will possess a Ph.D. in Finance, however, candidates who are ABD will also be considered.   Candidates should possess strong teaching skills and an ability to teach undergraduate students in some of the following topic areas: Financial Derivatives, Financial Modelling, Investments, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and FinTec.  There will also be an opportunity for the successful candidate to teach in our graduate programs, namely (a) the MBA Program, (b) the Executive MBA Program, and (c) the Master of Finance.   In addition, candidates will have an opportunity to teach finance course(s) in our undergraduate degree program at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai (BNUZ) in China. 

Saint Mary’s University is a public university with over 7,200 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Our University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is a balanced research/teaching Faculty.  It has the largest business program in the Atlantic Provinces with over 3,300 students and offers AACSB accredited degrees at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels.  Excellent database resources are provided for research, including access to Datastream, Bloomberg, Compustat and Global Vantage.  The Department of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science consists of 26 full-time faculty members. 

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 420,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  For information about the University and the Sobey School of Business please see our website at

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Saint Mary’s University is committed to principles of employment equity.  In accordance with our collective agreement, we are committed to the objective of equal opportunities through positive action, and to improving opportunities for the employment of women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and people with disabilities in the University community.  We therefore strongly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and submitting all application material electronically through CareerBeacon.  Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button.  Only electronic applications submitted through CareerBeacon can be accepted.

Applications for this position should include an electronic letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the name and contact information for three references, copies of graduate transcripts, recent working papers or publications, and teaching evaluations (if available).   Note that due to size constraints, you may need to provide a link to your academic papers rather than the actual files.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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