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Research Associate, Department of Accounting and Finance

University of Manitoba

I.H. Asper School of Business
Department of Accounting and Finance
Position No. 29593

Applications are invited for a two-year term Research Associate position in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The anticipated appointment start date is February 1, 2021.

Under the direction of the principal investigator Dr. Steven Zheng, the successful applicant will conduct independent research in support of the Bank of Montreal Professorship program in Finance. Main responsibilities will include: reviewing the literature to generate new research ideas in the area of equity financing and corporate valuation, developing new hypotheses, collecting data from various structured and unstructured sources, processing and merging the data, conducting econometric analysis using the data and interpreting the results, writing research paper related to the above, presenting and publishing the research; other duties as required.

Candidates applying must have completed or nearly completed a Ph.D. in Finance with demonstrated experience and skills in corporate finance research. Experience in the following topics is deemed essential: equity financing and corporate valuation. Previous work/research experience in cross-listing is desirable. The job will require excellent computer skills, particularly in statistical packages (e.g., SAS and STATA), data analysis and the operation of econometric models, and above-average communication skills, including written and verbal English. Publication record is a plus. The compensation will be based on qualification and experience.

The I. H. Asper School of Business is the principal business school in the province of Manitoba and is accredited by AACSB. The School offers undergraduate, MFin, MBA, M.Sc. and PhD degrees. The Asper School is a research intensive institution comprised of approximately 56 full-time faculty members (representing over 13 countries) publishing in leading academic journals. The Business School overlooks the beautiful Red River with most faculty offices offering views of the river. Visit the website of the Asper School of Business ( to learn more.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 800,000. Winnipeg is the capital of the Province of Manitoba, is a culturally diverse community and is known for its variety of summer and winter festivals. The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. For more information on the city of Winnipeg, visit

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application materials should include: cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of research experience and interests, and three names of reference.

Please forward applications by email to Patti Tait at The closing date for applications is November 6, 2020. Please address application materials to:

Steven Zheng, Head, Department of Accounting and Finance
I.H. Asper School of Business
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4