Assistant or Associate Professor/Instructor In-Residence, Department of Finance
The Finance Department in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor/Instructor In-Residence to begin in Fall 2018.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Finance.
In-Residence Finance Faculty
The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to the development of innovative courses, and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to scholarship and outreach targeted at the professional community so as to maintain faculty qualifications under AACSB guidelines. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
This position involves teaching mainstream finance courses (including Corporate Finance, Investments especially Fixed Income, Derivatives, Financial Institutions, and Financial Risk Management) at the undergraduate and graduate levels at any of the UConn campuses in Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury. An integral part of the position involves a number of outreach and administrative duties, such as supervision of student theses as a requirement of the undergraduate honors program and faculty advising of the undergraduate finance club. Additionally, the position may involve supervision of student projects sponsored by businesses and conducting workshops involving the use of software programs and datasets in the various graduate and experiential learning programs of the School of Business, especially the Financial Risk Management program. There is also the expectation of practitioner or applied research in Finance.
- PhD in Finance, Economics, or closely related discipline (candidates expecting to finish their PhD by Fall 2018 are encouraged to apply and may be considered at the rank of Instructor with possible appointment to rank of Assistant Professor In-Residence the following academic year; equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable)
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching Finance in a School of Business at an institution of higher education.
- Experience working with students in a non-classroom setting
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Understanding that this is a non-tenure track position, and that the position's primary responsibilities will be in teaching and outreach/service
- Research, teaching and industry experience in the areas of Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Financing innovations
- Evidence of scholarly and/or applied research in Finance
- Evidence of supervision of student projects as part of the requirements of an experiential learning program
- Academic administrative experienceand/or outreach experience dealing with outside constituents
This is a full-time, 9-month end date non-tenure-track position with the possibility of annual reappointment, contingent on positive annual reviews and program funding, and may lead to a multi-year appointment. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2018. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at other UConn regional campuses to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and online at the master's level. They may also teach large sections of the introductory courses and are expected to participate in service activities, especially student advising. Salary and position level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Select “Apply” to submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10670): a cover letter that includes an explanation of how the minimum and any preferred qualifications are met, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching ability. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Screening of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018306)
For more information regarding the Department of Finance please visit the department website at www.business.uconn.edu/finance. Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Dr. Chinmoy Ghosh, Finance Department Head, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to Chinmoy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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