Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance

Job Description & Qualification

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Finance at the assistant or associate level (without tenure) beginning July 1st, 2022. The position requires experience teaching finance at the undergraduate level and a doctorate in finance or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be able to teach a required Managerial Finance course and elective courses in finance. Expertise in financial modeling is strongly desired. We value candidates who have industry or training experience as well as professional finance certification, though it is not a requirement. Candidates applying for the Associate Professor rank should demonstrate an established teaching and scholarly record in finance commensurate with the rank. Applicants for Assistant Professor should demonstrate teaching experience and an active scholarly research program in finance with a strong pipeline.

This position requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and values interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy. The school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and a 4-week spring term. The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year, with the half course most often taught every other year in our unique spring term. Faculty are also expected to have an active research program. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a summer research grant program, a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program. The university subscribes to various databases including Bloomberg, Factset and several databases accessible within WRDS amongst various others.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.


A doctorate in finance or closely related field from a program accredited by AACSB by the start date.
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in teaching finance at the undergraduate level is required.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Application Procedure

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal:

Review of applications will begin August 31st, 2021.

Candidates should submit:

Cover Letter summarizing teaching interests and experience, current and future scholarship and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Teaching Statement
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (including representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and complete course evaluations with student comments.)
Name and contact information for three references
For more information, please contact Aliaa Bassiouny at

About the Organization

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in Lexington, Virginia. It is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university's larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927. Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. Lexington, Virginia is located in the heart of the scenic Shenandoah Valley and is consistently recognized as one of the best small towns in the country. To learn more, please visit

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Job ID

ID: J9083