Assistant/Associate Professor, Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Duties & Responsibilities
• This is either an Assistant (non-tenure, tenure-eligible) or Associate Professor (with tenure) position. Duties include in-person and/or online teaching, scholarly activity and research, and internal university and external community service. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and participate fully and with distinction in in-person and/or online classes.
• The successful candidate is expected to carry a share of advising duties and committee assignments, and to be a visionary and champion of both undergraduate and graduate education in diverse modalities. The normal teaching load in the department, under present policy, is the equivalent of three courses per academic year with a typical workload distribution:
40% teaching;
40% scholarly activity/research; and
20% service.
• The successful candidate will perform significant and continuing scholarly research and publish in leading academic journals.
• The successful candidate will mentor doctoral students and serve the university through various committee assignments and in additional ways, meeting the needs of both the department and college, and enhance their external stature.
• The successful candidate will possess strong commitment to teaching and research.
• The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Assistant Professor:
• PhD in Finance or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution by the start date.
• Experience teaching university-level courses in an in-person and/or online format.
Associate Professor:
• PhD in Finance or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution by the start date and already tenured or ability to achieve tenure under faculty guidelines.
• Experience teaching university-level courses in an in-person and/or online format.
• Proven record of research accomplishments, evidenced through research grant awards, published papers, progressive academic promotion, or other criteria.
• Proven teaching excellence, evidenced through course evaluations, teaching awards, or other means.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

Application Procedure

Instructions to Applicant:
All qualified candidates are required to submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, candidates are required to submit in the first Additional Document slot a job market paper, in the second Additional Document slot a research statement(s), and in the third Additional Document slot a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
In the fourth Additional Document slot three recommendation letters in a pdf format.

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About the Organization

The Finance Department at the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management invites applications from qualified candidates at the rank of Assistant (non-tenure, tenure-eligible) or Associate Professor (with tenure), Finance position to begin August 2022. The department is seeking individuals who are able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who have experience teaching undergraduate or graduate finance courses at an AACSB-accredited university.

The faculty member will teach courses at graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. We strive for excellence in research and teaching; this is reflected by engagement in significant ongoing research and strong effectiveness in teaching. Our faculty’s research is published consistently in leading finance journals. The department’s instruction is also outstanding, with faculty members consistently winning university and national awards for their teaching. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Finance is one of the most popular majors at the University of Arizona. In addition to a rigorous and integrated core curriculum taught by leading scholars, students in the finance major engage in a number of additional opportunities, including the Financial Management Association (the UA chapter of the national organization), the investments club, and the Wall Street Scholars program. Moreover, finance students engage in experiential learning activities—including managing a “real” million-dollar portfolio (FIN 423/523), the CFA Institute Research Challenge, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Competition, and the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

The department offers a undergraduate programs in Finance (both face to face and online), a Master’s in Finance program, and a highly competitive PhD program. The faculty also teach several required and elective courses in the Eller MBA program (full-time MBA, evening MBA, online MBA, and executive MBA).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Job ID

ID: J9462