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Canada Research Chair (Tier II), Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance in FinTech, Haskayne School of Business

Job ID: 29927

Updated: September 14, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Finance Area at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II position in FinTech. The Chair will establish an active research program that focusses on FinTech, broadly defined. Examples of research streams include: decentralized finance, high frequency trading, applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to finance, cryptocurrencies, and market microstructure. 

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure), depending on their qualifications, and will be nominated for a CRC Tier II. All candidates are expected to have a PhD in Finance, Economics, or a closely related field. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. 

Candidates at the assistant professor rank must have:

  • A burgeoning reputation in finance or economics, with a focus in Fintech (broadly defined), as evidenced by:
    • At least one top-quality peer-reviewed article (commensurate with years of research experience), as evidenced by relevant bibliometrics (citations to the article, journal rankings, etc.);
    • A strong pipeline of top papers submitted to and under revision at high ranking journals;
    • Presentations at high quality conferences.
  • An interest in research translation;
  • A demonstrated ability to teach in undergraduate or graduate programs;
  • A willingness to supervise graduate students;
  • A willingness to provide service to the university or profession.

Candidates at the associate professor rank must have:

  • An international reputation in finance or economics, with a focus on Fintech (broadly defined), as evidenced by:
    • Multiple top-quality peer-reviewed articles (commensurate with years of research experience) and invited revisions as evidenced by relevant bibliometrics (citations to the article, journal rankings, etc.);
    • Demonstrated impact on the profession in terms of citations and professional activities (refereeing and editorial boards, presentations or invited discussions at high-quality conferences, etc.);
  • An interest in research translation;
  • A demonstrated ability of effective teaching and graduate student supervision;
  • A demonstrated ability to provide service to the university and profession.

The successful candidate will dedicate their time to establishing a high-impact research program; submit scholarly works to high-quality journals; engage in outreach activities; contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision; and provide service to the university and within the profession. The position has an attractive remuneration and benefits package, including dedicated research funding and a 50% teaching reduction (two-course load). 

The Haskayne School of Business seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating 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

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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link. 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 of three referees;
  • Statement of research interests 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion

Questions may be addressed to:

Sandy Hershcovis
Senior Associate Dean (Research and Faculty) and Chair of Selection Committee
Haskayne School of Business
[email protected] 

Applications are accepted until November 15, 2023

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 ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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 University of Calgary
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About the Haskayne School of Business

Accredited by AACSB International, the Haskayne School of Business is a progressive and innovative business school.  Our mission is to create an open, mutually accountable community of students, faculty, and alumni, and to provide rich experiential learning opportunities to our students. With 3,000 full and part-time students currently enrolled in bachelors, masters, PhD and executive education programs, the business school boasts more than 18,000 alumni in 60 countries around the globe.

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. 

Posting Date: September 14, 2023
Closing Date: November 15, 2023


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