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Faculty position in Entrepreneurial Finance

University of Ottawa

The Telfer School of Management, at the University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate position in Entrepreneurial Finance 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. To continue supporting the expansion of this strategic discipline, we are seeking a faculty member with strong research and publication potential/record in the area of entrepreneurial finance such as formal and informal venture capital markets, new developments in financing options (crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending), exit strategies in entrepreneurship (IPO, M&A), family ownership and financing, and any other area related to entrepreneurial finance.

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. 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 M.Sc. in management, MBA, Executive MBA, and Bachelor of Commerce. The school is triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Title of the position: One position in Entrepreneurial Finance at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Duties: Primary roles will be to publish in top academic journals in finance or related fields, provide academic leadership and to assist in the 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 professors typically start at $130,000 per year. Included is a start-up period with a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for research. The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a University of Ottawa pension plan, optional life insurance, and reimbursement of eligible relocation expenses.

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 or Economics.

 Work experience:

o 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; Members of the finance faculty have recently published in premier finance and accounting journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Business venturing.

o Strong teaching competency at the undergraduate, professional (MBA/EMBA) and Masters 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;

o Applicants appointed at the Associate Professor level with experience in graduate student supervision are preferred;

o Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally recognized excellent research.

Application deadline:
Applications received prior to September 30, 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, 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, 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 in New Orleans, USA. Please indicate in your letter of intent whether you will be attending this conference.

Send application by e-mail to:

or send by mail to:

Dr. Mark Freel, Vice-Dean (Faculty)
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, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular 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.