Position: The Auburn University Harbert College of Business, Department of Finance seeks applications for the Harbert Eminent Scholar and Professor of Finance. This is a tenured position with the Full Professor rank and would have a start date of August 2022.
Responsibilities: The Eminent Scholar will be expected to take a leading role to further enhance the research profile for the Department. The successful candidate should bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, and leadership to all research activities in the Department. The instructional responsibilities of this position will focus primarily on graduate level courses. In addition to instructional duties, the successful candidate will be expected to perform service to the department, college, and university.
About the College and University: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of producing highly desired graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The Department of Finance has a Ph.D. program, an M.S. in Finance program, and an undergraduate program that boasts some of the most successful placements and highest starting salaries of recent Auburn graduates.
The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. The University’s alumni have enjoyed success in a myriad of fields.
Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited institution in Finance, Economics or a closely related field at the time employment begins. Candidates will also need to have an established and ongoing record of producing high-impact research in the area of investments. Prior experience of mentoring and working with Ph.D. students is highly desirable. Excellent written, organizational, and communication skills are required. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Process: Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. To be actively considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a resume, one to three of your best publications, a summary of student course evaluations, and contact information for three references. Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Albert Wang (email@example.com) with any inquiries about the position.