Finance, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Finance-2018289 [#10615, 2018289]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor/Instructor In-Residence, Insurance and Risk Management
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Finance / Economics, Financial Risk Management
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2017/12/11)
Position Description:    

The Department of Finance in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in insurance and risk management at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Instructor In-Residence to begin in Fall 2018.

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.


Responsibilities of this position include: (1) overseeing the coordination and administration of all aspects of the healthcare management and insurance programs including planning and organizing outreach activities, industry conferences, and internship programs; (2) teaching courses pertaining to risk management and insurance, healthcare economics, and the U.S. healthcare system at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and development of courses in line with the changes in the insurance and healthcare industries; (3) advising and mentoring students in their academic and professional development; (4) attaining academic recognition for programs offered within their disciplines where appropriate and (5) conducting a minimum level of academic or professional scholarship related to healthcare management and/or insurance.

Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities 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.


  • For the rank of Instructor In-Residence: Master’s degree in insurance, risk management, economics, finance, or a related field.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • For the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor In-Residence: PhD in Insurance, Economics or Finance. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Promise of excellence in teaching supported by evidence of superior classroom performance at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Deep commitment to promoting diversity through his or her academic and research programs.
  • Evidence of business research and writing skills.
  • Effective communication skills.


  • Evidence of scholarly and/or applied research in Insurance or Healthcare Economics.
  • Significant industry experience in Insurance and Health Care.
  • Experience working with students in both traditional and non-traditional classroom settings.
  • Academic administrative experience/potential and/or outreach experience dealing with outside constituents especially in the insurance industry.


This is a full-time, 9-month end date non-tenure-track position with the possibility of annual reappointment, contingent on positive annual reviews and program funding, and may lead to a multi-year appointment. The anticipated start date is 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 to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate may also teach large sections of the introductory courses and is expected to participate in service activities, especially student advising.  Candidates with appropriate administrative experience may be considered for the position of Director of the Programs in Healthcare Management & Insurance Studies.  Salary and position rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to submit the following: a cover letter that includes a discussion of prior academic administrative experience and/or outreach experience, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability including syllabi and teaching evaluations, and evidence of any research. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2018289)

For more information regarding the Department of Finance as well as Healthcare Management & Insurance Studies, please visit the respective websites at and Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:  Dr. Chinmoy Ghosh, Finance Department Head, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to (Search # 2018289).

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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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