Assistant Professor of Finance

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

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 accomplishments and provides excellent research support, with subscriptions to most common databases. The Department offers a Master of Finance, and undergraduate concentrations in finance, financial planning, and real estate, and participates in the other graduate programs of the College.

The Department currently has 14 tenure-track and 6 non-tenure track faculty. The Department serves the more than 600 undergraduate students in finance and real estate. The College serves more than 2,000 undergraduate business majors, and 1,500 M.B.A. students. Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research Extensive Institution with a land grant mission serving approximately 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary

The Department of Finance and Real Estate in the College of Business at Colorado State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure track position in Finance. Rank is at the Assistant Professor level. The department has needs for faculty in investments, financial management and international finance. The start date will be August 2018.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Candidates must have a (1) Ph.D. degree in finance or related area, or expect to complete their degree before the start date; (2) record of high quality working papers or publications in finance commensurate with experience; (3) demonstrated interest to teach in areas of need.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with the following characteristics: (1) potential for high quality research publishable in elite finance journals; (2) potential for high quality instruction in finance.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Reference letter writers will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Reference letters must be received by December 4, 2017. Please submit an application consisting of a (1) a vita; (2) a letter of application providing detail on how the candidate meets the qualifications for the position; (3) samples of recent research publications or working papers; (4) contact information including email for 3 professional references by November 27, 2017. For full consideration, applications must be complete including reference letters by December 4, 2017. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted. The search committee will be interviewing candidates at the 2018 American Finance Association Meetings in Philadelphia. Inquiries will be treated confidentially. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, of semifinalist candidates 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching and Advising Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop and deliver courses in Finance to undergraduate and graduate students

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Conduct and Publish Research in Finance Duty/Responsibility

  • Design, analyze, and publish theoretical and empirical studies in elite peer-reviewed journals.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Service to Department, College, University and Discipline Duty/Responsibility

  • Serve on committees at departmental, college, and university levels. Serve the discipline through activities such as committee membership on academic society committees and reviewing for journals and conferences