Tenure-track Position in Finance

University of Ottawa


The Telfer School of Management, at the University of Ottawa, invites applications for one tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Finance, with a focus on Financial Technologies (Fintech), commencing July 1, 2020.


The finance discipline within Telfer School of Management has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years achieving national and international recognition in research, teaching, and outreach. Members of the finance faculty have published in leading finance and accounting journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. To continue supporting the expansion of this strategic discipline, we are seeking a candidate with strong research and publication potential/record in Fintech (or related areas) such as blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, e-payment, security and privacy issues in financial applications, computational and quantitative finance, and any area related to financial technology. Research expertise in all areas of finance will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in Fintech.


Located in the heart of Canada's national capital, the University of Ottawa, a top-ten research-intensive university in Canada, is committed to becoming a globally recognized institution in management. Triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, the Telfer School of Management is a leading international centre of management education and research, and the proud academic, research and professional home of some 4,200 students, 200 full- and part-time faculty members, and 25,000 alumni.  The Telfer School of Management offers a variety of programs including a Ph.D. and MSc in Management, MBA, Executive MBA, and Bachelor of Commerce.


Title of the position: One finance position in Fintech at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.


Duties: Primary roles will be to undertake high quality research that is capable of publishing in the leading academic journals in finance or related fields and to engage in the development and delivery of new programs and courses. As a member of the academic staff, the selected candidate will perform, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students.


Terms: Tenure-track position.

Salary & Benefits Package: Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience where Assistant Professor salaries typically start at $130,000 per year. The University of Ottawa provides a complete and generous compensation package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a University of Ottawa defined benefits pension plan, optional life insurance and funds for reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The School also offers a start-up period with a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for research.


Location of work: University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5


Skills Requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Finance, Economics or Computer Science.
  • Work experience:
    • Commensurate with rank and experience, a high-potential program of research in Finance; for candidates applying at the Associate rank, the quality of the research program must be demonstrated by articles published in high quality peer-reviewed journals;
    • Strong teaching competency at the undergraduate, professional (MBA/EMBA) and Master’s and/or Ph.D. levels as demonstrated by past teaching evaluations and a presentation given to faculty members and students if invited for an interview;
    • Applicants appointed at the Associate Professor level are preferred to have experience in graduate student supervision;
    • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally excellent research.

Application deadline: Applications received prior to October 20, 2019 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.


Applications must contain: 1) a letter of intent, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a brief research statement, 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 5) recent teaching evaluation reports and 6) for those applying at the rank of Assistant Professor, three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover including a recommendation letter from the Ph.D. thesis supervisor. Otherwise, for those applying at the rank of Associate Professor, names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.


Members of the recruiting committee are planning to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association (FMA) in New Orleans. Please indicate in the letter of intent whether you will be attending this conference.


Send application by e-mail to: recruit@telfer.uottawa.ca

or send by mail to:

Dr. Mark Freel, Vice-Dean (Career Development)
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
55, Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa (Ontario), K1N 6N5


According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized/visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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