Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), Associate or Professor of Finance in FinTech, Finance Area, Haskayne School of Business

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University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

Role Managed by:

Angela Licata

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 20/12/2021

The Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 position in FinTech. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor (with tenure) or Professor (with tenure), depending on their qualifications, and will be nominated for a CRC Tier 1. 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, 2022.

Candidates at the associate professor rank must have:

  • An international reputation in finance or economics, with a focus on Fintech, as evidenced by:
  • A very strong record of research with multiple publications in highly-ranked finance (top three) or economics (top five) journals;
  • A very strong record of publication in other high quality outlets in finance and related fields (e.g., economics);
  • Demonstrated impact in the profession in terms of citations and professional activities (refereeing and editorial boards, presentations or invited discussions at high-quality conferences, etc.);
  • A demonstrated ability of effective teaching and graduate student supervision;
  • A demonstrated willingness to provide service to the university and profession.

Candidates at the professor rank must have:

  • An international reputation in finance or economics, with a focus on Fintech, as evidenced by:
  • An exceptional record of research with many publications in highly-ranked finance (top three) or economics (top five) journals;
  • An exceptional record of publication in other high quality outlets in finance and related fields (e.g., economics);
  • Demonstrated impact in the profession in terms of citations and professional activities (e.g., editorial board or editorship roles, keynote addresses, etc.);
  • A demonstrated ability of effective teaching;
  • A history of successful graduate student supervision;
  • A demonstrated willingness to provide service to the university and profession.

We recognize that, because Fintech is a relatively new area of scholarship, applicants may have a much broader record of scholarship in other sub-fields. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate must demonstrate that their recent, current, and future focus is in the FinTech area.

The Chair will establish an active research program that focusses on FinTech. The successful candidate will dedicate their time to establishing a high-impact research program; submit scholarly works to high-quality journals; 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.

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.

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

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link 

https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/7747341-canada-research-chair-tier-1-in-fintech-finance-area-haskayne-school-of-business

 

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 equity-deserving groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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. 

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 if making tremendous progress on its 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 ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary has been named repeatedly as one of the world’s most livable cities. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Canadians benefit from growing numbers 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.

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.

 

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