Academic Employment Opportunity

Faculty of Business Administration

UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#17-11Closing Date:Review of applications will begin immediately with applications being accepted until the date of December 31, 2017.


The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position from candidates with teaching and research interests in Quantitative Investment Management. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be with effect from July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Finance, Financial Engineering, Quantitative Finance, Financial Economics or a related discipline with a focus on quantitative finance, in hand (or be nearing completion) at the time of appointment. A good working knowledge of financial databases such as Bloomberg or Capital IQ will be a plus. Preference will be given to applicants who also hold a relevant professional industry designation such as a CFA.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in university teaching and research or evidence of the ability to develop such a record. Teaching assignments will primarily be at the post graduate level with emphasis on courses related to portfolio management, risk management, financial data analysis, financial derivatives, fixed income, and algorithmic and high frequency trading. The candidate will also be required to teach undergraduate courses.
The FBA has strategic industry and community partnerships including a long-standing partnership between its Centre for Financial Studies and Vestcor Investment Management Corporation (formerly the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation) through which we offer a highly successful experiential elective full-year course on investments. A new Master level program, Master of Quantitative Investment Management, has been introduced and will be launched in Fall 2018. The FBA is innovative in its programs, curriculum design and outreach activities and has about 850 students in the undergraduate (BBA) program and 100 students in the graduate (MBA) program. In addition to the domestic programs, the FBA also offers its programs in partnership with an institution in Trinidad and Tobago. Further information relating to the Faculty can be viewed at Information on the University can be found at
Review of applications will begin immediately with applications being accepted until the date of December 31, 2017. Applications are to include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, evidence of research and teaching effectiveness (if appropriate), a brief statement covering research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact details (including email addresses) of three academic references. Application packages are to be submitted to:
Dr. Devashis Mitra, Dean
Faculty of Business Administration
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
Phone: 506.452.6304
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status.