Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Job Description & Qualification

The Department Finance and Management Science (FMS) at Washington State University is seeking qualified candidates for one permanent, full-time position at the main campus in Pullman. Appointment is Assistant Professor rank but Associate or Full Professor may be considered depending on qualifications. The position is tenure-track and subject to budget approval.

The successful candidate will be required to teach four courses per year (typically two per semester) in the corporate finance, investments, international finance, financial modeling and/or financial markets and institutions areas, conduct high quality academic research in Finance, and serve the Department, College and University as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in finance or closely aligned field from a nationally or internationally recognized university by the appointment start date. Demonstrated commitment to excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and teaching effectiveness. Demonstrated record of research published in, or demonstrated potential to publish in, and current research targeted towards premier journals in finance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with capabilities of teaching various undergraduate and graduate-level discipline elective courses preferred, with preference being given to candidates who exhibit an ability to offer an accessible and inclusive orientation to their courses.

Application Procedure

Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover letter addressing each of the qualification criteria; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Research statement and one writing sample; 4) Teaching statement and recent teaching evaluations; 5) Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; 6) Names and contact information of three references. Please apply via: Semi-finalist candidates will be asked to provide 3 letters of reference. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. DJ Fairhurst (, search committee chair.”

Screening of applications will begin September 30, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.

About the Organization

General Information:

Founded in 1890 in Pullman, WSU is the state of Washington’s land-grant institution and one of the country’s top public research universities. WSU has an enrollment of over 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,500 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), and online through its Global Campus. Unlike most multi-campus systems, WSU operates as an integrated university. Thus, all FMS faculty regardless of campus location are full members of the FMS department. Also, the business curricula at all five campuses are accredited together as one curriculum by the AACSB (and AACSB accreditation was renewed for five years in 2019).

WSU is a premier research institution with ambitions to grow. WSU is ranked as a “very high research activity” (R1) institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The university is now engaged in developing a strategic plan for the next five years as it works toward its vision, “Drive to 25,” with the goal of becoming one of the top 25 public research universities in the country by 2030.

About Carson College of Business:

The Carson College of Business (CCB) enrolls 2,200 undergraduate students and houses the US News and World Report 13th ranked online MBA in the country, which enrolls over 700 students. The college has 92 full-time faculty across its campuses and 75 staff. The CCB has invested in and executed successful growth strategies. As a result, the CCB has run budget surpluses every year since 2013, accumulating significant reserve funds held at the college and department level.

Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized researchers and dedicated teachers who bring a great deal of skill, enthusiasm, and commitment to the classroom. We are also fortunate to have a dedicated network of alumni that mentor students, offer internship opportunities, and recruit our students into high quality full-time positions at great companies in Washington and beyond.

See the College’s ( website for more information. WSU have a set goal to advance the college’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism with respect to research, teaching and community outreach, incorporating relevant programs, goals and activities. A strong global perspective is encouraged.

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Job ID

ID: J9279