Assistance Professor of Finance, UBC Sauder School of Business
Advertiser: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Sauder School of Business, Finance Division, University of British Columbia, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z2, Canada (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 24 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Arranging flyouts
Posting end date: 30 Apr 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
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University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business

The Finance Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Finance or related field, and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching or a record of outstanding research and teaching commensurate with the rank. Applicants working in any area of financial economics are encouraged to apply; however, special consideration will be given to empirical researchers whose work contributes to UBC’s objective of building expertise in the study of big data.

Duties include developing and maintaining an active research program aimed at making a significant contribution to the profession, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, supervising Ph.D. students, as well as contributing to other teaching and administrative initiatives of the Finance Division and the Sauder School of Business. Teaching and service requirements are similar to other research-intensive universities.

UBC Sauder's Finance Division ranks among the leading finance groups in the world in terms of both research and teaching. The research interests of the Finance Division cover most major topics and methodologies in financial economics. More information about the Finance Division can be found on its website at: Finance Division | UBC Sauder School of Business.

A completed application will include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a record of teaching effectiveness, as well as one or two recent publications or working papers and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 24, 2021; however, applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through

Because of the continuing pandemic conditions, and in line with recommendations from the American Economic Association, we will conduct all first-round job interviews via Zoom. This replaces the in-person interviews that are normally conducted at the ASSA meetings. Following these interviews, candidates who move to the final round of consideration will be asked to visit UBC in person.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important components of the UBC Sauder culture. Please include in your cover letter any experiences you have had regarding equity, diversity and inclusion and comment on your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible).

Appointment is available July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a few minutes to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "prefer not to disclose." Thank you in advance for your participation.

Submission materials required
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  • Job market paper
  • Paper (writing example) (optional)
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  • Contact information for references (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Letters of reference: 3
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