Assistant Professor in Finance

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Salary commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

General Info:
The Department of Finance and Business Law in the College of Business at James Madison University (JMU) anticipates hiring a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in fall 2022. Teaching needs include Financial analytics and data science, Investments, or Corporate Finance.

About the Department: The Finance and Business Law Department is staffed by 17 full-time faculty, with 14 faculty in finance and 3 in Business Law. The department serves both Finance and Quantitative Finance majors, as well as College business law courses. FIN & BLAW faculty have received numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding teaching, service, and research. Tenure-track or tenured faculty members generally teach six sections per academic year and are expected to pursue scholarly research. James Madison University subscribes to the Standard & Poor's Compustat, the University of Chicago's Center for Research in Securities Prices (CRSP), Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), and NYSE TAQ, ExecuComp, MSCI (formerly KLD), and Trace through WRDS. Students and faculty have access to Bloomberg through the Gaglioti Capital Markets Laboratory. In addition to these databases, JMU has online access to many resources, including Mergent Online, Mergent BondViewer. Interdisciplinary and applied research is encouraged. Please visit for more information regarding the department.

About the College: The AACSB-accredited College of Business includes nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2018, the Information Security MBA was recognized as #1 in the nation for the Best Online Information Security MBA Programs, and #16 in the Princeton Review's list of the top 25 Online MBA Programs. The College includes the Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Professional Selling, Small Business Development Center, Capital Markets Lab, Madison Consulting, and other programs focused on outreach and engagement with the business community. Our very successful alumni hold C-suite positions at major corporations including SAP, Fidelity, Bank of America, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, and other Fortune 500 companies and readily engage with the College. Five years post-graduation, Virginia residents attending the College had the highest return-on-investment of the 82 business schools included in Poets & Quants 2017 undergraduate business program ranking. The faculty are teacher-scholars who are collaborative and supportive colleagues. The College has approximately 4,100 students in its AACSB programs and is highly regarded across the JMU campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching needs include Financial analytics and data science, Investments, or Corporate Finance. Normal course load is 3 courses per semester.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Finance (or ABD in a Ph.D. program in Finance with a dissertation defense by December 2022), preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution. CFA or FRM designation is a plus. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to scholarly research are required. The candidate should demonstrate commitment towards diversity, equality and inclusion as these are some of the core values of the university. The successful candidate will be expected to engage regularly in service to the Department, the College, the University, and the profession.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


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