University of Connecticut, Finance

Position ID:UConn-Finance-495663 [#19720, 495663]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Finance
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/09/23, listed until 2021/10/23)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

INTRODUCTION

The Finance Department in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin January 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality journals in financial economics, participate in prominent national and international academic conferences, and help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise.  In addition to research, individuals will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the undergraduate, master's, and/or Ph.D. levels, and participate in outreach and service activities. Successful candidates will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 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.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned Ph.D. in Finance or in a related field of study with specialization in any of the core areas of Finance. Candidates expecting to finish their Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment are encouraged to apply. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a potential to establish a successful research and scholarship record supported by copies of published/working papers and manuscripts with potential for publication in leading academic journals in Finance.
  • Show promise of excellence in teaching supported by evidence of superior classroom performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.
  • Applicants at higher ranks should possess an excellent record of research, teaching performance, and involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education, commensurate with the rank they are seeking.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates with publications, acceptances, or papers at advanced stages of review in leading academic journals in Finance.
  • Experience in teaching Finance courses with specialization in corporate finance, corporate restructuring, private and entrepreneurial capital, financial risk management, financial engineering, investment (especially fixed income), derivatives, quantitative investment analysis, and international financial management.
  • Applicants at higher ranks should have a 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.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022.  The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Stamford campus with the possibility of assignment at the Storrs campus or other UConn regional campuses.  The candidates may teach in the Undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. Programs.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19720 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Evidence of teaching ability;
  • 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.);
  • A research paper suitable for presentation at a workshop;
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by October 23, 2021.  For more information regarding the Department of Finance please visit the department website at www.business.uconn.edu/finance.  

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

Chinmoy.ghosh@uconn.edu 

Please reference search #495663 in all materials.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
http://finance.business.uconn.edu/
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University of Connecticut
School of Business
Finance Department
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269

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