Special - Clinical Professor of Finance

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 3,800 undergraduate students in six business concentrations and the business administration minor and is the largest undergraduate major on campus. In addition, the college offers five different MBA programs and three department-based graduate programs in the Master of Accountancy, the Master of Computer Information Systems, and the Master of Finance.

The Department of Finance and Real Estate is one of five departments in the College of Business. The Department has a strong record of research and teaching accomplishments, and expects faculty members to be active in the academic community. The Department currently offers undergraduate concentrations in finance (with options in corporate finance, investments and real estate), financial planning, and real estate, offers a master’s degree in finance, and participates in the other graduate programs of the College.

The Department currently has 13 tenure-track and 7 non-tenure track faculty. The Department serves approximately 2,300 undergraduate business majors, as well as approximately 2,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the business minor, 22 graduate students in the Master of Finance program, and about 1,000 M.B.A. students. The M.B.A. is offered in residence and via Colorado State University’s accredited distance learning programs. Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research Extensive Institution with a land grant mission serving approximately 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary

The Department of Finance and Real Estate position of Special Appointment – Clinical Professor of Finance is a 9-month non-tenure track special appointment position with benefits and a renewable contract of one year.

The teaching load for this position is eight courses to be determined by the Department chair. In particular, this position addresses teaching needs in the areas of the undergraduate and graduate programs, including in the Business minor, and potentially in the College’s MBA programs. Evening and on-line teaching may be required. Clinical Professors are responsible for all aspects of course delivery, including syllabus production, lecturing, meeting with students, and assigning final grades. Some courses have multiple sections and several instructors/lecturers/professors, and thus instructors are required to coordinate syllabi and grading standards.
Additionally, candidates will be expected to participate in service activities.

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must have formal training and experience with a terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA) degree in in finance, financial planning, or a closely related discipline. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching of multiple finance courses. Candidates must have the ability to contribute to departmental service activities in a collegial fashion (such as serving on departmental or college committees, advising student organizations, or serving on honors theses). Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility, and collegiality are essential. Ability to effectively coordinate with other faculty members and contribute to improving the content and delivery of the departmental courses is also required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. Preference will be given to candidates with the following characteristics: potential for superior teaching, especially in financial planning or entrepreneurial finance courses;
  2. ability to meet and maintain AACSB academic qualification criteria;
  3. relevant professional certifications (such as the CFP or CFA) and professional experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/49364. An application package will consist of:

  1. a curriculum vita;
  2. a letter of application providing detail on how the you meet the qualifications for the position;
  3. teaching portfolio, including teaching philosophy, methods, and approaches, and evidence of teaching success or potential for success; and
  4. contact information for three references. Inquiries and initial applications will be treated confidentially.

Please know that if you are contacted for a Semifinalist Interview, your references will be contacted for a letter of recommendation. They will be sent a reference request e-mail with a link to the reference portal where they will upload and submit their letter of recommendation. All application materials of Semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Finance and Real Estate.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.