Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowships in Emerging Disciplines
Advertiser: Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University (SMU)
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 902 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 16 Oct 2020 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 16 Oct 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.
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The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a Sobey Post-Doctoral Fellow in Emerging Disciplines position in the Department of Finance, Information Systems and Management Science. The Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowship in Emerging Disciplines was established to nurture, promote, and advance highly innovative and creative multidisciplinary research in the school. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is part of the broader initiative to grow the research and scholarship impact of the Sobey School and is funded from the historic gift received by the school from the Sobey Family, Sobey Foundation and Sobeys Inc. in 2019. The position is for two years beginning from January 1, 2021. Continuation after the first year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance in the first year. The Sobey Post-Doctoral Fellow will join a Sobey alumni cohort – a community comprised of all beneficiaries of Sobey gifts to the Sobey School of Business.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in computer science, economics, finance, information systems, or other related fields and must have excellent programming skills related to machine learning. The successful candidate is expected to show considerable promise for excellence in multidisciplinary research and be a team player. Knowledge of applications of machine learning in financial research will be an asset. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a team of finance faculty members in the school and is expected to undertake original research and publish in high-quality journals.

RESEARCH FOCUS: The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be working on innovative applications of machine leanings in areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS), and Economic Disruptions. In particular, the successful candidate will utilize machine learning and advanced data analytics tools to develop and test models of CSR and SCS around exogenous disruptions such as the COVID-19 global pandemic.

BENEFITS: The fellowship provides salary stipend of $65,000/year plus conference travel funding of $10,000/year. The successful candidate will be eligible for Saint Mary’s University benefits package. While there are no teaching requirements attached to this position, the Postdoctoral Fellow may have the opportunity to teach one course with an additional stipend as applicable. The Sobey School of Business provides a rich and vibrant research environment with access to a wide array of research databases hosted by the Patrick Power Library.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications should be received by 4:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) on October 16, 2020 and should include a cover letter a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s education, teaching experience, and list of publications and up to two current working papers if available. Applicants should also have three letters of reference sent directly by the referees to by the application deadline.

ABOUT US: The Sobey School of Business is the largest business school in Atlantic Canada and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Approximately 2,600 students are registered in the undergraduate program, with another 200 students in graduate programs, including the PhD in Management and several Masters programs. Researchers are committed and supported to publish in superior quality journals. Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowships in Emerging Disciplines are designed to support the most promising new scholars in business, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important stage in their careers. The Postdoctoral Fellow will benefit from the mentorship provided by the research team.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

If you need further information regarding the position, please, contact Dr. Ashraf Al Zaman at

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