McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management invites applications for one or more Assistant Professor tenure-track positions in the Finance Area, pending budget approval. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. Candidates must have (or be near completion) of a Ph.D. Applicants demonstrating outstanding potential who are doctoral students and plan to have completed the requirements for their Ph.D. by December 2023 will also be considered. The positions are open to candidates in any area of specialization within finance with preference given to candidates whose research is in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainable finance and climate-related financial issues, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), or artificial intelligence and/or digital technologies.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to advance a cutting-edge, compelling, and impactful research agenda. The ideal candidate will have evidence of effective teaching, an experience-appropriate record of research, and clear promise of conducting innovative and important research publishable in top finance journals such as those listed on the Desautels 22 (https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/research/desautels-top-tier-publications). Successful candidates are also expected to work actively with doctoral students, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and contribute to the administration of the Area and Faculty. Teaching is done in English, but knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is desirable.
McGill is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Montreal. With more than 80 current tenured/tenure-track professors, the Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to continued growth. The Faculty has 2300 B.Com. students, 250 MBA/ EMBA/ MM students, 76 Ph.D. students, as well as a wide range of executive education offerings.
Faculty members in the Finance Area conduct research with a variety of approaches in asset pricing, corporate finance, banking and financial institutions, macro finance, FinTech, and many other areas of finance. Professors have diverse disciplinary backgrounds and enjoy a high level of independence in their research and teaching endeavors. McGill’s emphasis is on research quality, innovation, and impact. Faculty members have an opportunity to contribute to the activities of several Research Institutes and Centres, including the Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre.
McGill is located in Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design since 2006. Montreal offers a true “joie de vivre”, boasting an experience between North America and Europe. It is a bilingual city with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse and dynamic cultural offerings, numerous leisure and recreational activities, and country getaways within a short driving distance. Housing costs, government-funded health care, subsidized day care and free public primary and secondary education help make living in Montreal more affordable. It is also family-friendly and deemed the 4th best city in North America for quality of life in the 2018 Mercer survey.
More information about the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Finance Area can be found at: https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/about
Compensation levels, teaching load, research funding, and travel support are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Process and Deadline
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• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of current and prospective research
• Teaching statement and, when applicable, evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Sample research papers
Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent via email to email@example.com.
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All application materials should be submitted electronically by November 28, 2022.
Only complete, electronic submissions are accepted.
Any questions about the position or receipt of materials should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:
Jiro E. Kondo, Area Coordinator (Finance)
Desautels Faculty of Management
1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5
Review of materials will begin shortly after the due date above and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Short-listed candidates invited to meet with members of the Faculty should expect to interview, if health and safety standards allow it, in-person in Montreal as of January 2023.
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/benefits/disabilities). Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, email@example.com.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.