Queen's University, Smith School of Business
Chaired Position in Finance

Smith School of Business at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario CANADA) seeks a Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor for the Smith Chair of Finance. This is a new position and one of a select number of Chaired Professors named in honour of Queen's alumnus Stephen J.R. Smith, whose generous $50 million gift in 2015 resulted in the renaming of the school: The Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen's University. While our preference is for a starting date of July 1, 2018, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be an acknowledged international leader in the field of Finance with an exemplary scholarly record of accomplishment. The applicant will have: a demonstrated record of sustained contributions to top-tier peer-reviewed publications in Finance journals; internationally recognized accolades or awards; and strong endorsements by letters of support from other scholars in the field with a high global stature. It is expected that the incumbent will enhance and contribute to the mentorship of an already successful Finance research group at Smith School of Business. The objective of the Chair is to expand and enhance the international reputation of the School's Finance area.

COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointees will have access to substantial internal funds to support their research and course development activities through Smith School of Business Research Program and the Smith Faculty Development Fund.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Queen's University has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, dating back to a Royal Charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1841. Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with an outstanding reputation for innovation and quality. Our MSc and PhD programs in Management attract highly qualified research-oriented students in many fields of study. Our undergraduate Commerce program has among the highest entrance standards in Canada and is widely viewed as the country's best undergraduate business program. The Finance area at Smith has developed a successful Master of Finance program that is offered in Toronto and Beijing at Renmin University. Queen's has gained international recognition for its MBA and executive education programs and is fully accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. Smith School of Business is also home to centres focused on analytics, business venturing, social impact and corporate governance. The learning environment at Queen's is supported by outstanding library and computing facilities. More information can be found at: https://smith.queensu.ca

The finance area at Smith includes over a dozen research active tenured and tenure stream professors who have a strong record of publication and success obtaining external funding from sources such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. For more information about our faculty see https://smith.queensu.ca/faculty_and_research/index.php

ABOUT THE AREA: Kingston, Ontario is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry and learning. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, it is within a two-and-a-half hour drive of the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation's capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kingston annually hosts the Canadian Olympic Sailing Regatta (CORK) because of the ideal sailing conditions and offers many other recreational and cultural opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The effective date of the appointment will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Kevin Bissonette at kevin.bissonette@queensu.ca. Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada"; OR "I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. Your application cover letter must include one of the two Citizenship statements listed above.

A complete application consists of:
- A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
- A statement of current and prospective research interests;
- Copies of sample publications and/or working papers;
- A statement of teaching interests and experience (including course outlines and evaluations if available);
- Three letters of reference to be sent directly from the referees to Dr. Handelman at busrecruiting@queensu.ca

Submit your application to Dr. Jay Handelman, Associate Dean (Faculty), busrecruiting@queensu.ca

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

Posted: 27 Oct 2017