|Event: 'Second Call for Applications for the Manulife Professorship in Financial Planning (Pedagogy)' || |
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 At 01:00 AM
The John Molson School of Business is seeking applications for the Manulife Professorship in Financial Planning (Pedagogy). This is a five year appointment. The Professorship will provide support for the following: course remission, research and pedagogical development, scholarships to students, and financial assistance for speakers and conferences.
As per the agreement with the donor: “The purpose of the Professorship is to close the gap between technical training and general financial knowledge. The Professorship’s goals are:
- to establish insurance, pension, and related risk management expertise within JMSB consisting of academic and practitioner faculty;
- to provide direction in building a curriculum that includes specific courses on financial planning, risk management, investment and portfolio management, and other aspects of managing one’s personal finances;
- to encourage students to engage in conducting surveys and empirical research on relevant topics;
- to inspire and educate students on best practices in the financial industry through seminars and lectures given by leading professionals and experts in the field;
- to identify the most promising students who are deserving of scholarships.
- Overall the Professorship will aim to increase awareness of issues in personal finance such as insurance, pension, and other related products that play a critical role in the financial well being of all Canadians.”
Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly achievement, national and international exposure, and recognized expertise in the field.
Interested faculty members are invited to apply. Application material should be addressed to my attention, and deposited in person in MB 11.347 or by electronic means at:
by 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 13, 2010. All applications must include:
- A letter of application: emphasize your qualifications for this Professorship, and highlight your three most significant scholarly achievements;
- Evidence of teaching excellence and leadership in pedagogy;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- A detailed plan on meeting the goals of the Professorship for the next five years;
- Complete coordinates of five external potential referees, including holders of Endowed Chairs in your area of research to be used at the discretion of the Committee.*
Candidates will be given the opportunity to make a ten minute presentation to the SASC, and should be prepared to respond to questions.
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