Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance – Tenure Track

Job Description & Qualification

The Finance Department at the Robins School of Business invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, to begin in August 2022. Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Finance. Applicants may be ABD, but must complete the Ph.D. by the start date. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach courses in corporate finance and have a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. In addition to corporate finance, applicants with an interest in teaching international finance, investments, and fixed income and derivatives are also encouraged to apply. Generally, a tenure-track faculty member teaches five sections per year with an average class size of 20-25 students and will have two different course preparations. Successful candidates should have teaching experience as an independent instructor and be able to provide evidence of effective teaching. In addition to excellence in the classroom, the department expects a commitment to meaningful academic research and a record of scholarly achievement evidenced by articles published, forthcoming, or in advanced stages of review at high-quality academic journals. Database subscriptions include WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, and Datastream. The Lessing Trading Floor provides a modern finance lab with twelve Bloomberg terminals, Morningstar, and other resources to support experiential investment programs such as our Junior Analyst seminars and Student Managed Investment Fund. There is also the ability to have funding for additional data sources.

The Robins School of Business is part of a private, highly selective university, with a liberal arts orientation and a rising national and international profile. The U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University of Richmond #22 overall among national liberal arts colleges. The Robins School of Business is ranked #23 in the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2021 rankings by Poets & Quants for Undergrads. The Finance faculty work in a collegial environment with an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and a cohesive approach to the educational needs of students. New faculty receive three summers of research support, which becomes merit-based thereafter. Upon the successful completion of a third-year review, candidates are eligible for a one-semester research sabbatical. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive with other AACSB accredited schools.

The University of Richmond is located just a short drive from downtown Richmond. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please go to http://www.richmond.edu.

Applicants must apply through the university’s on-line employment service website https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2209 . The posting appears under the Faculty (Instructional/Research) tab. Please include the following: 1) cover letter addressing your interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) evidence of teaching ability including a brief statement about your teaching history and philosophy, as well as teaching evaluations, 4) statement of research interests, job market paper, and sampling of other research projects, and 5) names and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted to submit letters of recommendation electronically. We will conduct interviews at the FMA and potentially at the AFA meetings. Application review will begin in August 2021.

Application Procedure

Applicants must apply through the university’s on-line employment service website https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2209 . The posting appears under the Faculty (Instructional/Research) tab. Please include the following: 1) cover letter addressing your interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) evidence of teaching ability including a brief statement about your teaching history and philosophy, as well as teaching evaluations, 4) statement of research interests, job market paper, and sampling of other research projects, and 5) names and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted to submit letters of recommendation electronically. We will conduct interviews at the FMA and potentially at the AFA meetings. Application review will begin in August 2021.

Application review will begin in August 2021.

About the Organization

The Robins School of Business is part of a private, highly selective university, with a liberal arts orientation and a rising national and international profile. The U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University of Richmond #22 overall among national liberal arts colleges. The Robins School of Business is ranked #23 in the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2021 rankings by Poets & Quants for Undergrads. The Finance faculty work in a collegial environment with an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and a cohesive approach to the educational needs of students. New faculty receive three summers of research support, which becomes merit-based thereafter. Upon the successful completion of a third-year review, candidates are eligible for a one-semester research sabbatical. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive with other AACSB accredited schools.

The University of Richmond is located just a short drive from downtown Richmond. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please go to http://www.richmond.edu.

For Additional Questions

tarnold@richmond.edu

Job ID

ID: J9082