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Patricia A. and George W. Wellde, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Finance at the rank of Full Professor

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jan 4, 2023

The University of Richmond invites applications for the Patricia A. and George W. Wellde, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Finance at the rank of Full Professor to begin in the 2023-24 academic year.





Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in finance or economics with a strong record of research, teaching, and service. Candidates should have an international reputation in finance, with a research record that shows sustained and on-going efforts, as evidenced by:




•     An exceptional record of publications in highly-ranked finance or economics journals, sufficient for tenure at the rank of full professor;


•     A demonstrated record of effective teaching;


•     An impact in the profession in terms of citations and professional activities (e.g., conference presentations, editorial board, or editorship roles);


•     A history of successful student supervision and support for colleagues;


•     A demonstrated willingness to provide service to the university and profession.








Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee will hold a tenured faculty position at the rank of full professor and, for a renewable six-year term, the title of Patricia A. and George W. Wellde, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Finance. Renewal is based on satisfactory performance in the position. The teaching load will be four sections per year with an average class size of 20 students.  The chair is accompanied by an annual research fund.  The chair will also receive guaranteed summer research support.






The Robins School of Business is part of a private, highly selective university, with a national and international profile. The U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University of Richmond #22 overall among national liberal arts colleges. The Robins School of Business is ranked #18 in the 2022 Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings by Poets & Quants for Undergraduates. The Robins school also has an active seminar program that brings scholars to campus on a regular basis. The Robins school provides numerous database subscriptions including WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, and Datastream.  The Lessing Trading Floor provides a modern finance lab with twelve Bloomberg terminals, Morningstar, and other resources to support experiential investment programs, such as our Junior Analyst seminars and Student Managed Investment Fund.  There is also the opportunity for funding additional data sources. The Finance faculty work in a collegial environment with an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and a cohesive approach to the educational needs of students.




The University of Richmond is located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”




The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see






How to Apply


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals—particularly tenured associate or full professors at major universities. Please contact Professor Tom Arnold at with any questions that you may have about the position.  Applicants must apply through the university’s on-line employment service website at Please include: 1) a cover letter addressing your interest in the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) examples of recent research, such as publications in the past three years or recent working papers, and 4) statement of teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, teaching awards). Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.  Application review will commence in July 2022 and continue until the position is filled. We also plan to conduct in-person interviews at the 2022 FMA meetings in Atlanta and the 2023 AFA meetings in New Orleans.




DEADLINE: 12/15/2022



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