Assistant Professor, Finance (Continuing Track)

University of Delaware, Newark Delaware
Salary is competitive, rank is open and will depend upon experience & qualifications
Sep 11, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
CT Assistant Professor in Finance Position 494348
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The Department of Finance at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at University of Delaware invites applications for a Continuing Track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020. This is a non-tenure track appointment primarily emphasizing teaching responsibilities. The initial appointment is a 2-year renewable contract. Salary is competitive upon experience and qualifications.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in finance or a related field, or expect to complete a Ph.D. by August 31, 2020 and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term teaching career at the University of Delaware and maintaining research productivity commensurate with a three-course per semester teaching load. Teaching or research interest in FinTech or financial planning is a plus.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance currently has 18 full-time faculty members. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in Finance, and supports the College’s MBA programs and PhD programs in Economics and Financial Services Analytics. All degree programs are fully accredited by the AACSB.

Support for research is excellent, including extensive database resources, access to a high-performance computing cluster, and trading laboratory facilities. For more information on the Department and the College, please visit

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Delaware is a tier-one research university. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University of Delaware is in the "Highest Research Activity" (R1) category. Founded in 1743, and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university of approximately 23,000 students and approximately 1,200 full-time faculty. The University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: The University is located in Newark, Delaware, a city that is unique for being a quiet, safe, and friendly college town of 30,000 residents but also part of the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Newark is ideally located in the northeastern corridor. It is within commuting distance from Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD, and is also about two hours from Washington, DC and New York City by car or train. The Delaware beaches, ranked first in the nation by the NRDC for having the cleanest water quality, are just 1.5 hours away.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Those interested should apply online at Please upload a cover letter, a curriculum vita, samples of research and other relevant materials, and three contact references. Questions may be directed to Jack Bao and Fei Xie, Search Committee Chairs ( and Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.