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Assistant Professor of Finance (Fintech)

University of Missouri - St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Extra compensation for summer teaching; research and travel grants
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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The Department of Finance and Legal Studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Qualified Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Finance (or a related area) as the primary focus of study from an AACSB-accredited school. Applicants may be ABD but must complete the Ph.D. by May 2024. A secondary strong quantitative background in computer science and data analytics would be desirable. 


The position requires a strong background in fintech, including research skills leading to publications in high-quality peer-reviewed research outlets; and a commitment to teaching and service. The ability to teach the following courses is required:


  • Financial technology (Fintech), including blockchain courses. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, financial data analytics (Python and R), and financial derivatives. Other traditional finance courses, such as financial management.

Online teaching experience is also desirable. An active researcher will typically teach four three-credit courses in an academic year as needed related to the candidate’s strength and needs of the program. Engagement with Student Investment Trust, the new MS in Fintech, and the DBA program is also expected. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive with other AACSB-accredited schools. 


With nearly 17,000 students, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the largest metropolitan, land-grant research university located in St. Louis, Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense. It is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. 


The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International and is only one of approximately 189 universities worldwide to have accreditation for both its business and accounting programs. The College is located in the Anheuser Busch Hall, completed in 2017. 


The Department of Finance and Legal Studies is ranked highly nationally in faculty research productivity. The faculty has published papers in leading academic journals, including JF, JFE, RFS, JFQA, JIBS, MS, JMCB, JBF, FM, etc. Our faculty hold editorships and editorial review board appointments and receive many teaching and research awards. The department owns a modern finance lab and manages a portfolio worth more than $500,000 in Student Investment Trust. Research support includes databases such as Refinitiv Workspace, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Audit Analytics, and competitive grants at the College, campus, and University of Missouri system levels. The department has close ties to local business communities via Finance Advisory Board. 


St. Louis is home to 10 St. Louis-based companies in the top Fortune 500 and 16 on the Fortune 1,000 list. And has a robust entrepreneurial business environment—the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the only university in the nation with a Fortune 25 corporation headquartered on its campus (Express Scripts, Inc). Additional information about the University of Missouri-St. Louis can be found at, and information about the College of Business Administration and the Department of Finance & Lega Studies can be found at, and


The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply, and a background check is required for employment.


Application Process: Applicants must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Please apply online and upload the following:


  1. Curriculum vitae. A narrative cover letter elaborates on doctoral courses, research goals, and accomplishments that define the candidate’s area of expertise, teaching interests, and highlights. Recent teaching evaluation results and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. A sample of your research product (dissertation, working paper, recent publication, etc.). Three professional references.

A review of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until it is filled. For further questions, please contact Professor Nasser Arshadi, Chair of the Department of Finance and Legal Studies, by email:








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