Professor of Financial Accounting
Queen's University Kingston,Department of of Business

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) seeks a Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor for the Smith Chair of Financial Accounting. This is a new position and one of a select number of Chaired Professors named in honour of Queen’s alumnus Stephen J.R. Smith, whose generous $50 million gift in 2015 resulted in the renaming of the school: The Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. While our preference is for a starting date of July 1, 2019, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is selected.




The successful candidate will be an acknowledged international leader in the field of Financial Accounting with an exemplary scholarly record of accomplishment. The applicant will have: a demonstrated record of sustained contributions to top-tier peer-reviewed academic publications; internationally recognized accolades or awards; and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. It is expected that the incumbent will enhance and contribute to the mentorship of an already successful Financial Accounting research group at Smith School of Business. The objective of the Chair is to expand and enhance the international reputation of the School’s Accounting area. 




Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointees have access to substantial internal funds both for research and course development through the Smith School of Business Research Program and the Faculty Development Fund.




Queen's University has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, dating back to a Royal Charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1841. Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with an outstanding reputation for innovation and quality. Our MSc and PhD programs in Management attract highly qualified research-oriented students in many fields of study. Our undergraduate Commerce program has among the highest entrance standards in Canada and is widely viewed as the country's best undergraduate business program. Queen’s has gained international recognition for its MBA and executive education programs and is fully accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. Smith School of Business is also home to centres focused on analytics, business venturing, social impact and corporate governance. The learning environment at Queen’s is supported by outstanding library and computing facilities. More information can be found at:


The accounting area consists of dedicated scholars who consistently publish in top journals and seek to influence public policy in Canada and internationally. For more information about our faculty see


The City


Kingston, Ontario is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry and learning. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, it is within a two-and-a-half hour drive of the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kingston annually hosts the Canadian Olympic Sailing Regatta (CORK) because of the ideal sailing conditions and offers many other recreational and cultural opportunities.


How to Apply

The effective date of the appointment will be July 01, 2019, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter 
    (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified at the bottom of the page);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae 
    (including a list of publications)
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests
  • Evidence of research, such as copies of sample publications, working papers, or a dissertation proposal
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience
    (including course outlines and evaluations if available)
  • Three letters of reference

Deadline for applications:
December 31, 2019

Submit your application to:
Dr. Jay Handelman, Associate Dean, Faculty

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