Assistant Professors/Open Rank Professor of Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Position Description
The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves a diverse, multicultural population of more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing.

We are driven by our purpose of fostering leaders, insights, and progress to better humanity. The Department of Finance and Business Economics, with its international reputation for its research productivity and teaching excellence, works together with other Foster School departments, UW schools and colleges, and community partners (e.g., Starbucks, Costco, Amazon, and Microsoft) to support top-ranked programs at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels. In accordance with our commitment to excellence and equity, the Foster School values contributions in research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity. We are currently engaged in several searches for faculty to join the Foster School with the aim of increasing thought leadership in these areas. For more information visit

The Finance Department at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, is recruiting to hire two full-time tenure eligible Assistant Professors and one full-time at an open-rank (as either a tenure-track Assistant Professor, as a tenured Associate Professor, or as a tenured Professor) for the 2022-2023 academic year, with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2022. Tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of nine months. University of Washington faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service. Duties include conducting high-quality scholarly research in finance or a related field, and effectively teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Candidates must have, or for assistant professor appointments, be nearing completion of, a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in finance or related field. A qualified candidate may be considered for temporary appointment as an Acting Assistant Professor, pending PhD with conversion to appointment as an Assistant Professor after degree conferral if the terminal degree has not been conferred by the position start date. Applicants for tenured positions will evidence sustained research and teaching excellence.

Application Procedure

We request from all applicants a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, examples of recently published or unpublished research, and a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Foster School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For candidates seeking their first tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor, priority will be given to applications received by November 12, 2021.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
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Job ID

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