Tenure-Track Position in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in the area of Finance, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2023. In the instance that an exceptional candidate is identified, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

Candidates must have completed, or be nearing completion of All but dissertation (ABD), a PhD or equivalent degree at the start of the appointment. ABD candidates must complete their PhD within one year of the start of their appointment. The main criterion for selection is academic excellence. A candidate’s potential contribution and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity at the School, as well as their specific service contributions in their career to-date, will also be considered in the selection decision.

The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and high-quality scholarly research leading to top-tier publications, securing external research funding, and outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s various programs. The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the School, the University, and/or the broader academic community, and contribute to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive academic and work environment. In addition, a successful candidate for an Associate Professor level position will have a strong track record of publications in top-tier academic journals in Finance (e.g., Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis) and/or related fields, as well as a strong teaching record.

This search is open to all subfields of finance, but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests lie in the areas of financial innovation and technology.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointees have access to internal funds both for research and course development through a Research Initiation Award, the Smith School of Business Research Program, and our Faculty Development Fund. The School also provides faculty members with support in their applications to external research granting agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, among others. Smith School of Business faculty members have been successful with external research grant competitions.

Queen's University is one of the top universities in Canada and has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, dating back to a royal charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1841. People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach, and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The City
The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities. Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry, and learning. Kingston offers unique waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to 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 also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site.

Vaccination Requirements
Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

How to Apply
The effective date of the appointment will be July 1, 2023, but is flexible.

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: Brittany Lovelock at brittany.lovelock@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 these two citizenship statements.

Applicants’ membership in equity deserving groups is considered when inviting candidates for interviews. Applicants will receive an invite to provide this information at a later time from Queen’s Human Rights and Equity Office. In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit:
• A cover letter
(including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status previously specified)
• A Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and ongoing research)
• Evidence of research, including a job market paper
• A statement of teaching interests and experience (including course outlines and evaluations if available)
• A Diversity Statement that explains experience with, and commitment to, facilitation and promotion of Indigenization, equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Three letters of reference

Submitting your application

Please submit your application package before the stated due date via Interfolio Faculty Search through the following link: The position will remain open until filled.


Application deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (EST)

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Brittany Lovelock, Senior Staffing Office in the Dean’s Office, at brittany.lovelock@queensu.ca.

Note: only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

About the Organization

Smith School of Business
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. Queen’s has gained international recognition for its MBA and executive education programs and is fully accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. The learning environment at Queen’s is supported by outstanding library and computing facilities.

Smith School of Business has a number of established research centres and institutes that support a wide range of research interests, including the Institute for Sustainable Finance, Centre for Social Impact and the Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics, and is part of a world-class ecosystem in Analytics and AI that was awarded the 2020 Informs UPS George D. Smith Prize for Innovation in Higher Education. We also have substantial ties to industry, government, non-profits and other higher education institutions, including a large network of industry experts on the Smith Advisory Board, to advance the impact of research, teaching, and service.

Smith School of Business is committed to cultivating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive academic and work environment rooted in a culture of mutual respect and equity such that all members of our community feel safe, possess a strong sense of belonging, and are empowered to thrive. For more information about Smith School of Business, please click here.

Finance group
The Finance group is composed of strong researchers with expertise in corporate governance, investments, fintech, capital markets, risk management, sustainable finance, and corporate finance. The group employs both empirical and theoretical approaches. Group members have been highly successful in publishing in top Finance journals. The Finance group is also responsible for the delivery of the Master of Finance and Master of Financial Technology and Innovation programs taught in Toronto and Beijing. For more information about our faculty members see:

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Job ID

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