University of Alberta

Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Finance and Development

Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis

Competition No.  -    A103031045
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta School of Business invites applications for the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Finance and Development. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in finance or economics and must be an acknowledged expert in the study of finance and its role in economic development. This position requires a candidate with a strong record and demonstrated promise of continuing excellence in research and in teaching at the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels.  Proficiency in English is required.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting and publishing research in top tier journals, supervising graduate students and service to the School’s academic activities.

The Chair will be appointed for a five-year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to a favourable performance review by the Dean, Alberta School of Business. This appointment will be at the full professor level. Should the appointment as Chair not be renewed, the appointee will retain their position as a continuing academic staff member with tenure.

Candidates may also be considered at the Associate Professor level with tenure. If appointed at the Associate Professor level, the candidate will hold the title of Dianne and Irving Kipnes Professor in Finance and Development. This appointment will be for a five-year term with the possibility of  renewal, subject to a favourable performance review by the Dean, Alberta School of Business. Should the appointment as the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Professor in Finance and Development not be renewed, the appointee will retain their position as a continuing academic staff member with tenure.  

The Alberta School of Business is one of the world’s leading institutions in business education and research. Our vision is “Leaders from Alberta for the World”. Our mission is to excel and lead through research, teaching and external engagement. We are one of the largest business schools in Canada with 75 faculty members. We have a diverse student population with a number of international students within both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Our current enrollment is comprised of just over 2,000 undergraduate students, and 600 students in our MBA and PhD programs. For more information about the School, please visit our web site at

Located in Western Canada, the province of Alberta boasts diverse landscapes from the Canadian Rocky Mountains to wide open prairies and blue skies. The University of Alberta is situated in the provincial capital of Edmonton. This city is a vibrant multi-cultural centre with over one million people that offers the benefits of an urban lifestyle combined with high-quality schools, varied restaurants, excellent theatre, year round festivals, reliable public transportation and ample opportunities for recreation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and is competitive with other similar research-focused business schools in North America.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, samples of research, any available teaching ratings, and the names of three referees who have been asked to send confidential letters of assessment. This competition will remain open until filled.

Send applications by e-mail (PDF files) to:

Dr. Vikas Mehrotra, Chair
Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis
Alberta School of Business
University of Alberta

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.