Faculty Position in Finance

Storm Lake, Iowa
Competitive salary with benefits.
Aug 03, 2018
Sep 02, 2018
Contract Type

The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University seeks a dynamic teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate business and finance education. The position is a term position, with the possibility of a tenure-track position, depending on the successful candidate’s credentials.  The preferred start date is August 27, 2018, with possible delay to a January or August 2019 start date, if necessary for the preferred candidate. 

The Business major in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business is designed to develop in students strong analytical, interpersonal, and professional skills grounded in a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning. As such, the program offers students a wide range of applied learning opportunities including internships, practicums, attendance at professional conferences, and partnering with faculty on research. Course content emphasizes problem solving in a business context.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of finance courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Beginning in Spring 2019, there will also be an opportunity to take advantage of all new facilities, including a new state of the art trading lab.  The ideal candidate will teach basic finance courses in the business core curriculum and general education program, as well as advanced courses in the finance concentration, consistent with his/her credentials and interest.   

Desired Qualifications

  • The tenure track position requires candidates to have a Ph.D. or DBA with an emphasis in finance.
  • The term position requires an M.B.A. or a Doctorate or a Master's degree that includes 18 graduate credits in finance or related area and relevant industry experience.  Certification as a CFA or CFP is a strong plus.
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in finance.
  • Teaching experience at the university level and/or professional experience in business.
  • Ability to teach, advise, and guide the professional development of students.

The Harold Walter Siebens Forum and the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business are currently undergoing a $15.1 million-dollar renovation project to include state of the art classrooms, trading room, and refreshed office, gathering and dining spaces.  The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business is an endowed school whose generous donors make it possible to support excellent value-added learning and professional development opportunities for students and faculty.   

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University’s main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in northwest Iowa. One of Iowa's premier vacation spots, it hosts an array of retail shopping, dining, and professional services, and a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. Storm Lake has an active and energetic business community, with a healthy mixture ranging from small businesses to multinational food processing and agribusinesses. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life.

Please submit your letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) to the Dean of Faculty at Buena Vista University, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 or e-mail facultyhire@bvu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with the priority deadline for submission of applications being August 15, 2018 for a fall 2018 start date or September 15, 2018 for a 2019 start date.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.  Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.