Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Financial Markets

Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to announce a search for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Laurier is a medium-sized university in southern Ontario, Canada, with an established reputation and deep commitment to intellectual excellence.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The School of Business and Economics invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Financial Markets. In this position, we are looking for an exceptional emerging scholar who can support the development of research in the areas of financial markets, market microstructure and regulation. In an era when securities markets around the world are increasingly interlinked, Laurier recognizes the pressing need to better understand issues of market structure and securities regulation. The research chair will develop a stream of research that will inform governments as to how to best regulate securities in this period of rapid innovation in securities trading. Building on our current strengths, the research chair will work to establish Laurier as a leader in financial markets research. The new Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in Laurier's School of International Policy and Governance, the Laurier academic unit of the Balsillie School of International Affairs ( http://www.balsillieschool.ca).

The chair will also build on expertise in the areas of central banking and international financial governance at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a think-tank affiliated with the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. More information regarding these programs and research activities within the department are available from http://www.wlu.ca/documents/47985/WLU-finance-sept_9-2011-revised.pdf

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have completed a PhD within the past 10 years, and have an outstanding academic record with recognized potential for leadership in their field. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong, well-funded research program, to advise graduate students, and to teach (at a reduced load) within the Finance Area in the Department of Business.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of current and prospective research interests, teaching interests, reprints of recent papers, and contact details for three referees. Please direct your application quoting Position Number (2013-02) to:

Dr. Peter Carayannopoulos
Associate Dean of Business, Faculty Development and Research
School of Business and Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5
Email: finptac@wlu.ca

Applications should be received by August 31, 2012. Evaluation of files will begin on their receipt.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Following the internal selection processes, a nominee will be selected to apply to the competitive Canada Research Chair process. Tier II CRC nominees must be emerging scholars with the necessary qualifications, including a PhD within the past ten years, to be hired at the assistant or associate professor level. Tier II CRCs are tenable for five years and are renewable once. For more information on the Canada Research Chairs program, please see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Hiring will be in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs Program.

Assumption of duties will be a function of timing of the nomination decision by Laurier and the decision-making process of the Canada Research Chair programme. Earliest placement would be July 2013, subject to a successful CRC nomination and budgetary approval.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Williams Banks, Acting Dean of Business & Economics. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545

Posted 6/25/12