The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Full-time - Permanent

About the Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance position in the finance area of the Department of Finance, Information Systems and Management Science (FISMS) at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Sobey School of Business, at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position in finance at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated starting date is July 01, 2019; however, the competition remains open until the position is filled.

What you'll do


The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching excellence and strong interest and expertise in derivatives markets and instruments, and risk management. The ability to build research and education connections with other areas (disciplines, programs, departments) within the Sobey School of Business and Saint Mary's University would be an asset. Ideally, candidates will possess a Ph.D. in finance; however, candidates who are ABD will also be considered.

What you'll need


Candidates should possess strong teaching skills and an ability to teach undergraduate students in the following areas: Financial Derivatives, Financial Modelling, Risk Management, and FinTech. There will also be an opportunity for the successful candidate to teach in our graduate programs: the MBA, the Executive MBA, and the Master of Finance programs. In addition, the selected candidate will have an opportunity to teach finance course(s) in our joint undergraduate degree program at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai (BNUZ), China.

We're looking for

Core Skills

University Teaching Professors Research

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Saint Mary's University is a public University with over 7,200 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The Sobey School of Business, at Saint Mary's University is a balanced research/teaching institution. It has the largest business program in the Atlantic Provinces, with over 3,300 students and offers AACSB accredited degrees at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels. Excellent database resources are available for research, including (but not limited to) Capital IQ via WRDS platform, Datastream, Bloomberg, and Global Vantage. The Department of Finance, Information Systems and Management Science consists of 26 full-time faculty members.

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 420,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located in proximity to recreational areas and other major urban areas in Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States. For more information about the University and the Sobey School of Business, please see our website at

Although all candidates are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Saint Mary's University is committed to principles of employment equity. In accordance with our collective agreements, we are dedicated to the objective of equal opportunities through positive action, and to improving opportunities for the employment of women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities in the University Community. We therefore, strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates from these groups.

Apply online by visiting and submitting all application materials electronically through CareerBeacon: Select the position and apply by clicking the "Apply Online" button. A complete application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, copies of graduate transcripts, job market paper, and teaching evaluations (if available). Search Committee members may interview select candidates at the upcoming 2018 FMA Annual Meeting and other conferences.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.