Associate Professor of Finance
The Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate Professor of Finance (tenure-track or tenured). Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to publish high-quality research and to teach high-quality courses incorporating analytics. Exceptional candidates may be considered for full professor ranking.
Successful candidates will provide leadership as the Foisie Business School seeks to build its interdisciplinary expertise in financial technology, financial engineering, and financial analytics. They will distinguish themselves by their leadership and interest in collaborating with colleagues from WPI departments with technology, engineering, and analytics expertise. They will embrace the opportunity to shape and lead new educational and research programs in these financial areas.
About the Foisie Business School: As the business school of a premier technological university, Foisie Business School integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the undergraduate and graduate programs and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship. Consistent with WPI’s motto of theory and practice, a project-based approach to learning and doing pervades the WPI Foisie Business School’s curriculum. Our students take advantage of the university’s strong relationships with technology-intensive organizations around the world and a network of more than 40 global project centers. Graduates of the WPI Foisie Business School are prepared to lead at the intersection of technology and business, applying entrepreneurial thinking and harnessing the power of technology and teamwork to solve complex human problems. Foisie Business School has been ranked in the top 10 by several organizations, including The Princeton Review Best MBA Programs for Management, Poets & Quants Best Online MBA Programs, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Business and Economics Research Citations.
About the University: WPI is a selective private university with an innovative curriculum centered on business, engineering, and arts and sciences. Ranked highly by US News & World Report among national comprehensive universities, WPI enrolls over 4,000 undergraduates and over 2,000 graduate students and enjoys close working relationships with many corporations, due in part to its project-enriched curriculum that engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at corporate or international sites. WPI was ranked first in the nation in the 2016 The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking for the category of "The Top Faculties; Schools that do the Best in Combining Scholarly Research with Classroom Instruction.”
About the region: With over 200 universities in a 100-mile radius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in the greater Boston area which is known for its dynamic academic environment, thriving economy, rich culture, and quality of life.
A Ph.D. in Finance or equivalent is required. We will consider candidates in all areas of finance. Preference will be given to candidates with an established record of high-quality scholarship and high-quality teaching and evidence of interest in financial technology/financial engineering and analytics. Candidates should demonstrate ability and willingness to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and integrate practice and theory.
We are also accepting applications for a one-year visiting professor of finance or related field.
Curriculum Vitae including three references
Timing – review of applications to start January 15 until position filled, position to start in August 2021
Applications including cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and names of three references must be submitted electronically at https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Full-Associate-Professor-of-Finance_R0001169
For questions or clarifications, please contact Fabienne Miller, Recruiting Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org