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Post Doctoral Associate, Sustainable Finance, Centre for Corporate Sustainability

Job ID: 22076

Updated: January 21, 2021

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

Area: Sustainable Finance

Duration: 1-2 years

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Salary: $75,000/year plus benefits

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability  in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Sustainable Finance.

Job Description:

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability, in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in sustainable finance. More specifically, the successful applicant will explore the different financial instruments, market conditions, and investment decisions based on ESG criteria, either from the corporate or investor perspective, which facilitate transition to a low carbon economy. The research will be published in high-quality academic finance and/or sustainability journals, as well as top practitioner-oriented journals.  Research topics include, but are not limited to, the role of venture capitalist and private equity investors in fostering environmental innovations, valuation of climate risks for corporations and investors, ESG ratings and the price and availability of financing, and financing energy transition.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in full-time research activities, with opportunities for co-authorship of papers stemming from work on sustainable finance and from other projects. The Postdoc Associate will also assist in organizing workshops and conferences when requested to do so.


The successful candidate will have completed a PhD* in finance, economics, or a related field by the starting date of the position.  Applicants who demonstrate expertise in sustainable or responsible finance will be considered. Experience and interest in energy transition to low carbon economy and its finance implications will be considered as an asset.

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application Details:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file with the subject line: Postdoctoral application – [Your name] to Terry Ross, Director, The Centre for Corporate Sustainability, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Email [email protected]

All applications must include:

  • Cover Letter (1 page maximum) summarizing your expertise and how it fits with the job description, as well as your other research plans for the duration of the fellowship
  • Two (2) writing samples (published or unpublished) that best exemplify your scholarly work related to the themes within the job description, along with an explanation of your role in each sample
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s) / university certificate(s)
  • Contact information including email addresses for three (3) references to support the application.  

Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position immediately. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 MST on Friday March 12, 2021.

Postdocs who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada are advised to visit Information for International Postdoctoral Scholars for more information. 

Additional Information

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

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

About the University of Calgary

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

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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 the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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.

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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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