University of Connecticut, Finance

Position ID:UConn-Finance-2018186 [#10135, 2018186]
Position Title: Toscano Family Chair in Finance, Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Finance
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/10/11, finished 2019/02/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Finance Department in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Toscano Family Chair in Finance starting in the fall of 2018. The successful candidate is expected to be hired at the rank of Full Professor and will be considered for tenure at hire. Candidates with research interest in all areas of Financial Economics are encouraged to apply.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Finance.


The successful candidate is expected to be a leading scholar and continue to contribute to high quality research & scholarship in premier journals in financial economics, and to help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise through mentoring and other interactions with department faculty and graduate students. In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels, and contribute to the outreach and service initiatives at the school and university. Successful candidates will share a deep commitment to effective instruction, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


  • Ph.D. in Finance or in a related field of study with specialization in the core areas of Finance.
  • A national and international reputation for top-level scholarly research in Finance and evidence to continue doing so in the future.
  • An excellent record of teaching at undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels supported by evidence of superior classroom performance.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.


  • Candidates with an active pipeline of research projects for submission and under revision at the top finance journals. Research or experience with private equity and innovation financing is a plus.
  • Experience in teaching graduate courses in Financial Economics.
  • Record of contribution through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience and evidence of service to the university, the field, or the profession through leadership in professional organizations, editorial activities, and successful involvement in undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum development.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at other UConn regional campuses and candidates may teach in the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. Programs. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search # 2018186 in the document title for each document submitted: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); sample journal articles or books. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five (5) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, however to ensure full consideration, please apply by March 1, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018186)

For more information regarding the Department of Finance, please visit the department website at .

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Dr. Chinmoy Ghosh, Finance Department, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041A, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
School of Business
Finance Department
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269

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