Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Calgary (UCalgary), located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The university recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the university recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to a culturally diverse community. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The Haskayne School of Business invites applications for an academic position in Finance. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, or a mutually agreed upon date.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Haskayne School. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses relevant to their core area. In terms of research, the successful applicant will be expected to conduct high-quality research, evidenced by publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, securing external research funding, and maintaining an active profile in their field.

Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor will have:
- A Ph.D. in Finance, Economics, or a closely related field;
- A strong record of research in finance or economics with multiple publications in highly-ranked (Top 3) finance journals;
- Demonstrated impact on the profession in terms of citations and professional activities;
- A strong record of presentations at top conferences in the field,
- A demonstrated ability to teach at the graduate- and undergraduate-level;
- A demonstrated willingness to provide service to the university.

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor will have:
- A Ph.D. in Finance, Economics, or a closely related field;
- Outstanding potential to develop research in the fields of finance and economics, as demonstrated by already having at least one publication in a highly-ranked (Top 3) finance journal;
- A good record of presentations at top conferences in the field,
- Demonstrate an ability to explain complex concepts for audiences at different stages in development (undergraduates, MBAs, Ph.D.)
- Willingness to contribute to the finance department, the business school, and the university, beyond immediate research and teaching activities.

The Haskayne School of Business seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to the future of business. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs, and other support programs.

Application Procedure

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link at Please indicate in your cover letter the rank at which you are applying. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):

Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information only of three referees
Statement of research interests
Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion
Questions may be addressed to:
Alfred Lehar, Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
Haskayne School of Business

Applications are accepted until December 14, 2022

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Haskayne School of Business.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the Organization

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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Job ID

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