The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2023, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, from scholars who work in areas at the cutting edge of financial technology and analytics as it pertains to the digital transformation of the financial services industry.
We are expanding Lally School’s renowned quantitative finance teaching and research portfolios, as well as the technical collaboration of the NSF-funded Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technology (CRAFT) with the Institute’s constellations on AI and ML through financial technology applications. The School provides an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment for inter-disciplinary scholarly contributions with support for research, teaching, and service. We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is driven and willing to engage with the vibrant, diverse and inclusive cross-disciplinary research community at Rensselaer.
Areas of research interest include, but not limited to, analytics, AI and machine learning in finance and accounting, natural language processing, cryptography, blockchains in finance, robo-advising, quantitative asset management, marketplace lending, parametric insurance, audit analytics, fraud detection, privacy issues related to financial data, open architectures in banking and insurance, and compliance and regulation of financial technology. Experience in and deep knowledge about the financial services industry would be a plus. Familiarity with unique fintech datasets or experimental platforms would also be a plus.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in a relevant business discipline from an accredited university along with demonstrated evidence to produce original and innovative scholarly work with publications in premier business journals. All candidates must demonstrate evidence of effective teaching. The successful candidate will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as an Associate Professor, based on teaching and research experience and success. Candidates for Associate Professor as expected to demonstrate a national or international record of academic, scholarly and/or research recognition, as typically achieved through five (5) or more years in a tenure track position. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential and commitment to effective teaching in our graduate and undergraduate courses in basic and advanced topics in analytics for finance and accounting, as well as provide service to the School of Management and to Rensselaer.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI): Rensselaer is ranked among the top 50 national universities and is a Carnegie I research institution. The Lally school offers undergraduate, masters, MBA and Ph.D. programs in several analytics related disciplines and the school is expecting to grow significantly in deep analytics offerings in marketing, supply chain and operations, quantitative finance, and information systems, to name a few. Approximately 350 undergraduate students, 120 MBA/MS students and 20 Ph.D. students are currently enrolled in the school of Management. The Lally School of Management is AACSB-accredited. Information about the Lally School can be found at www.lallyschool.rpi.edu.
To apply: Follow the on-screen prompts at https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/493593 to create a brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees. Please be ready to upload the following required documents:
• Letter of interest
• Statement of teaching evidence of effective teaching
• Diversity statement
• Research statement
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.