Definite Term Lecturer, Finance or Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

Definite Term Lecturer, Finance or Accounting

The School of Accounting and Finance, in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a Lecturer in Accounting or Finance, for a two- year definite term contract renewable in accordance with university policy.

The successful candidate will allocate 40-60% of their time to teaching in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs and 40-60% of their time supporting and developing Cooperative Education strategic priorities and objectives for the School of Accounting and Finance.

Candidates must have a university degree in a business-related field, along with significant work experience in finance, accounting, or a related field. The Lecturer will work with a team of professionals to maintain and cultivate high quality coop positions, proactively build and maintain relationships with key employers (including serving as a primary point of contact for various cooperative education stakeholders) and provide student support and advising regarding cooperative education and career opportunities. While not required, a professional designation in accounting or finance would also be an asset.

UW’s School of Accounting and Finance is widely recognized for its research and academic programs. We value academic diversity and offer a collegial and stimulating environment that promotes collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and growth. The School offers eight different programs, including five bachelor degrees, two master degrees, and one Ph.D. degree. The School’s highly-respected Ph.D. program has graduated over fifty doctoral students since the program’s inception in the 1990s. Our award- winning faculty complement includes active researchers using empirical, experimental, and analytical
techniques to study a broad spectrum of accounting and finance issues. The School’s collaborative environment encourages faculty members to help each other reach their maximum potential. For details about our faculty and programs please visit: The University of Waterloo consistently ranks as a leading comprehensive university in Canada and an innovator in education and research. The campus is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, a one-hour drive from Toronto, a
multicultural metropolis and Canada’s financial capital.

The expected start date for the position is July 1, 2023. Starting compensation in the range of $110,000.00 to $140,000.00 is anticipated, based on qualifications and experience. Negotiations beyond this range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Interested candidates are required to complete an online application at our Online Faculty Application System ( Application deadline: January 22, 2023.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identity as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Metis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Sarah Landry at the School of Accounting and Finance at

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Sarah Landry, at the School of Accounting and Finance at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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