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Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law Department Chair and Professor

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 19, 2024

The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas, invites energetic and visionary applicants for the position of Department Chair and Professor.

The department houses faculty teaching in the disciplines of finance, risk management and insurance, real estate, and business law.  The chair is responsible for the implementation of university, college, and department policies and the development, coordination, and administration of all academic programs and activities within the department.

In addition to teaching, scholarship, and professional service, the chair is responsible for departmental budgeting, strategic planning, and supervision of faculty, other instructional personnel in the department and full-time staff of two.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in business administration from an AACSB-accredited institution, with a concentration in finance, risk management and insurance, or real estate, or related field; or J.D. granted by an ABA-accredited  school of law.
  • A distinguished record of quality research, effective teaching, and service commensurate with appointment to the rank of professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effective administrative experience needed to manage an academic department housing multiple academic disciplines and degree programs.
  • Evidence of effective leadership.
  • Ability to maintain collegial working relationships with other college administrators and within the department.
  • Familiarity with grant writing and funding processes.
  • Experience with the AACSB accreditation process.
  • Experience working with external constituencies, including alumni and donors.
  • Experience supervising doctoral students, a student managed investment fund, and a Bloomberg Trading Room


About the Organization

Welcome to the University of North Texas System.  The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.  We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region.  We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.

The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL) in the Ryan College of Business at UNT supports undergraduate degrees in Finance; Real Estate; Risk Management and Insurance; Financial Planning; an MS degree in Finance, an MBA degree with Finance concentration; and a Ph.D. degree in Finance. The department consists of eighteen tenure track/tenured faculty, three clinical faculty, three lecturers and three staff. Department faculty regularly publish in recognized journals in their fields. Research is actively supported through subscription to databases such as WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Bloomberg, MSCI ESG metrics (climate change, corporate and funds), S&P Global Market Intelligence (Banking, Insurance and Real Estate modules), S&P Capital IQ, BoardEx, Thomson Reuters SDC (most modules), Refinitiv IBES Analyst Forecast Data, Morningstar Direct, Eventus and Audit Analytics.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


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