Professor of Finance

Blackburn College
Carlinville, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a full-time, in-person, teaching-focused Finance tenure track position in any area of specialty. Qualifications for the position include:

  • A minimum a Master’s in Finance or an MBA with an emphasis in Finance with at least five years of experience
  • A strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduates
  • Candidates will need to be able to teach a variety of classes in the business program
  • Willingness and ability to mentor students in multiple contexts including of the college’s signature student-managed work program
  • Develop a finance minor and major
  • Serve on committees after the first year

The Business & Economics Department at Blackburn offers small class sizes (generally under 15 students) in the upper-division classes and many opportunities to mentor, advise, and otherwise work closely with students. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 credit hours) each semester.

Appointment to continuous tenure at the college is usually granted in the sixth year of teaching and requires excellence in teaching, evidence of continued personal academic growth, and college service. New faculty are mentored by more seasoned colleagues as they begin their career, and are given feedback on their progress to tenure.

Blackburn is one of ten work colleges in the U.S. and the only one with a student-managed work program. For over 100 years, students have earned a tuition discount by participating in all aspects of college operations. The work requirement for all students provides an affordable education, meaningful work experience, and leadership opportunities. The stimulating teaching and learning environment, coupled with the experience and leadership gained through the Work Program, results in an average of 98% of graduates in full-time employment or graduate school within six months of graduation.

Blackburn College does not have faculty rank. Students are mostly drawn from rural Illinois, metro Chicago, and metro St. Louis; many are first generation and/or low income, and approximately 21% are students of color. Blackburn is seeking faculty interested in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion, and who can support and inclusively engage a diverse student population. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Daily Amtrak service to those cities and beyond is available at the small but pleasant station in town. The college enjoys a very positive relationship with the community. Carlinville has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America” and is also the seat of Macoupin County. Carlinville offers small-town America, with brick streets around the town square, many parks, and historical homes and buildings, while being within an easy drive of the urban center of St. Louis, Missouri

Your application materials should include a CV, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching effectiveness materials (if applicable), a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, and three letters of recommendation. Please include the names/addresses/phone numbers of the three current, and professional references you are requesting letters from as part of your application materials. Send application materials to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2024and will remain open until position is filled.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such, we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

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