Assistant Professor, Finance (Tenure Track)

University of Delaware, Newark Delaware
Salary is competitive, rank is open and will depend upon experience & qualifications
Sep 11, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
TT Assistant Professor Finance Position #494346
Contract Type

The Department of Finance at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at University of Delaware invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2020.

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 should demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievement in research and teaching. Successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an innovative, cutting-edge, and internationally recognized research program. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching or research interest in FinTech is a plus.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance currently has 18 full-time faculty members, including 13 tenured or tenure-track professors. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in Finance, and it also supports the Department of Economics' PhD program, the PhD program in Financial Services Analytics, and the College's MBA programs. All degree programs are fully accredited by the AACSB.

The Department highly values publications in top journals in finance and related disciplines,  and provides excellent research support, including an attractive teaching load, a one-semester third-year research sabbatical, strong database resources, an active seminar and internal workshop series, 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

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.