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Associate or Full Professor, and Lang Chair in Finance - University of Guelph, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

06 Oct 2020 4:14 PM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Associate or Full Professor, and Lang Chair in Finance

Organization: University of Guelph

Unit: Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Competition Number: AD #20-36

Date Posted: October 5, 2020

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found

The Department of Economics and Finance in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is seeking a scholar of international reputation to join as the Lang Chair in Finance. The successful candidate must be qualified and experienced to join our faculty as a tenured member at either the associate or full professor rank.

Outstanding candidates with research and teaching expertise in any of the core areas of finance are encouraged to apply. Candidates for this position will hold a PhD in finance, economics or related field, and will have established themselves as recognized scholars, producing internationally recognized research, and be good teachers at all levels. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda with a record of publications in leading finance journals, research funding (particularly tri-agency or equivalent), teaching excellence, and a record of graduate supervision. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021, but alternate starting dates may be arranged.

The Department of Economics and Finance is a research-intensive academic unit consisting of 26 faculty members, and offers a range of academic programs leading to the degrees: BA, BComm, MA, and PhD. The Department is also an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. The School delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 4,000 students currently enrolled, and offers a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program; produce research with impact that will be funded by federal granting agencies; and have the pedagogic ability to teach and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students. The Chair will also be expected to play a leadership role in Lang’s research domain, including membership in the Lang Research Leaders Group and mentorship of emerging scholars.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

The deadline to apply for this position is December 1, 2020. Interested applicants should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and samples of research papers. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair. All application material should be submitted electronically by email to:

Stephen Kosempel
Chair, Department of Economics and Finance
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E., Guelph (ON) N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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