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Tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Finance

Abilene, Texas
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021
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Position Title:  Tenure-track Asst/Associate/Full Professor of Finance – January, or August, 2022

Required Qualifications and Education:  

Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or D.B.A in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution by January 2022.  Senior assistant professors, or associate professors with an established research agenda, are preferred.  Junior faculty with potential for outstanding scholarship are also encouraged to apply.  The Johnson School of Business (JSOB) is currently seeking AACSB accreditation.  The preference for senior faculty is due to the role supervising our Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) of $1.7 million of the University endowment.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong personal research stream for publication, or potential for research productivity. Preference will be given to those who have business experience, a willingness to integrate contemporary business practices and technologies into curriculum offerings, and the skills to enhance the School’s chosen areas of excellence. Among the priorities are fields in business finance and in investments.  Candidates must be committed to McMurry’s vision of liberal arts education integrated with business-oriented preparation. We believe in flipped classrooms and project-based instruction.

Salary: Competitive

School of Business:  The Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business at McMurry University completed a $10,000,000 endowment campaign in 2017 by exceeding its goal, and is designed with a strong emphasis on excellent instruction with focuses on entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, and Christian values.   The person hired for this position will receive an endowed professorship with the expectation that he/she will be a scholarship driver within the School.  The atmosphere within the School of Business is highly collegial with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. 

Campus: The Johnson School of Business is located on a traditional campus in Abilene, Texas, the dividing line between east and west Texas.  Abilene is a city of 120,000 people with little to no traffic, lots of indoor, outdoor, and cultural activities, and recent recognition as one the best cities in America in which to live.  

The University: McMurry University is a liberal arts university predominantly offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. We also offer a master of Accountancy degree.  Steeped in United Methodist tradition, our 1,100 students are affected daily by our Core Values.  The ideal candidate will support the mission & core values of the University, while maximizing each student's level of achievement and exposing them to those qualities that go into making a successful life.

Duties:  Teaching responsibilities will include three undergraduate courses per semester including SMIF, plus two additional courses including Contemporary Business I and a finance major’s course.  A stream of high quality research output is also expected.  Faculty members also advise students and student organizations; in addition to other typical service activities for the School, University, and Abilene community.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide required information (unofficial transcripts, vita or resume, and cover letter) through the employment portal Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Paul M. Mason, Dean, School of Business, McMurry University, Box 398, Abilene, Texas, 79697. Inquiries should be addressed to  Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Application Deadline Date:  

A review of applications will begin in mid-October, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  


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