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Robert J. Manning Endowed Chair in Finance

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

The Finance Department at the Robert J. Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, is seeking applications for the prestigious Robert J. Manning Endowed Chair in Finance, a tenured full-professor appointment. We invite applications from tenured full professors or advanced Associate professors with the potential for promotion to full professor status with a Ph.D. in Finance from an AACSB-accredited school. The ideal candidates will possess a record of nationally recognized research in any area of Finance as evidenced by publications in top-tier finance journals. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and service within their academic community and profession. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high-quality research agenda, mentor Ph.D. students, work collegially, and collaborate effectively with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and stakeholders within the School and the broader community. Additionally, they will be required to continue their external service to the profession. Appointment start date is open.

The initial appointment for the Endowed Chair is five years, renewable for additional three-year terms without limit, subject to successful review of research, teaching, and service activities. The Endowed Chair, in addition to the base (9-month) salary, will receive a one-month summer salary annually, a substantial research fund to cover conference travel, hosting seminars, and other research expenses, and will have access to Ph.D. research assistance and administrative support. The Endowed Chair is expected to maintain research-intensive status and teach three courses per academic year, with at least one course per year at the undergraduate level.

The Manning School of Business boasts a vibrant community of over 3,750 diverse undergraduate and graduate students and holds accreditation from AACSB International. Situated in a modern facility equipped with cutting-edge classrooms and a dedicated Trading Room housing 15 Bloomberg terminals, the school offers an unparalleled learning environment. Nestled just 30 miles northwest of Boston, UMass Lowell, with its expansive campus, serves as the second-largest public university in Massachusetts, catering to over 18,000 students. The Finance Department has a full-time faculty of twelve members and offers programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels. Faculty and Ph.D. students in the department maintain a high-level research record and collaborations worldwide.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Tenured Full or Associate Professor with a Ph.D. in Finance from an AACSB-accredited school
  • Evidence of ongoing research and a record of top-tier publications in finance
  • A record of teaching effectiveness
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students and faculty
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising and advising doctoral students
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to internal and external service

 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received, or the position is filled. Please contact the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources Department at 978-934-3560 for information regarding benefits and related employment matters or if you have any questions about the position.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter detailing accomplishments, research and teaching interests, and professional background
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. (please do not send recommendation letters).  All materials should be submitted using our electronic application system. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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