Assistant Professor in Finance

Lehigh University Bethlehem Pa 18015
Compensation, summer support, and teaching loads are competitive.
Nov 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Finance

The Perella Department of Finance, which is part of Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), is now accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Our department is comprised of well-trained scholars and teachers who embody strong research skills and have published in top-rated refereed finance journals or related fields such as Accounting, Economics, and Management. We are looking for a colleague to join our existing faculty in the fall of 2019. The selected candidate will be required to teach nine credit hours per academic year (i.e. a 3 course teaching load); the teaching load is subject to the CBE Teaching Load Policy. The minimum qualification for an applicant is a graduate degree. Individuals nearing the completing of their Ph.D. degree in Finance or a related field must show evidence that the degree requirements will be substantially completed prior to effective date of employment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for publishing in top-rated refereed finance journals or related fields (Accounting, Economics) via working papers and presentations. All financial specializations will be considered. This position is expected to complement ongoing developments within the department, the college, and the university.

Our flagship undergraduate program in finance is highly rated and is the largest major in terms of graduating seniors at commencement. The department also benefits from a significant presence on Wall Street through the many alumni that work there. The aim of the department is to further increase the visibility of our finance programs and the college. The department is concurrently also recruiting for an endowed chair full professor position. More information about the department is available here:

For 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has about 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. Approximately 1700 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, and 84 full time faculty members comprise the College of Business & Economics.  In addition to offerings at the undergraduate level, an MBA, Masters in Management, M.S. programs in Accounting and Information Analysis, Economics, and Analytical Finance, and an economics-based Ph.D. program are also offered.  Joint programs exist between business and engineering both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Our programs have been recognized in various rankings. Please see for additional details. Importantly, as a university, Lehigh is ranked 46th among national research universities in the 2018 US News & World Report survey, and placed in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges.

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA (pop. 75,000) which is in the center of the Lehigh Valley (pop. 820,000). A convenient location between New York City and Philadelphia provides access to many corporations and financial institutions. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from campus. The Lehigh Valley is economically vibrant and provides the best of urban, suburban, and rural living (low cost of living, open space, and a rich array of cultural activities in the area and nearby).

Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant and has leveraged this grant to diversify and strengthen the professoriate in all disciplines. Read more at

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.  To find out more, please see:

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University’s document titled Principles of Our Equitable Community is available at

Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting (LINC) is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. For more information,

Offers of employment at Lehigh remain conditional until the successful completion of three (3) required criminal background checks. For more information see:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Only electronic submissions are accepted. Therefore, to ensure full consideration, please apply on our online portal listed below:



Please upload the following: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reference letters and other materials that may be relevant to assess your candidacy. If you have any questions, please contact: Kathleen Hanley (email:, Chair of the Search Committee or Nandu Nayar (email:, Chair of the Perella Department of Finance, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117.  Alternately, telephone calls can be placed to (610) 758-3440. Interviews will be held at the AFA in January 2019. We look forward to your application.