Finance, Lehigh University

Position ID:Lehigh-Finance-APF [#7880]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Finance
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Finance
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/08, finished 2017/07/10, listed until 2017/03/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Perella Department of Finance, which is part of the College of Business and Economics (CBE), is now accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. We seek a well-trained scholar/teacher with strong research skills to join our existing faculty in the Fall of 2017. This individual must show the potential for publishing in top rated refereed finance journals. Candidates at the associate level must possess a superior research record of publication in top tier finance journals and a productive research stream of work in progress. All financial fields will be considered. Individuals nearing the completion of their doctoral program must show evidence that degree requirements will be substantially completed before the start of the Fall 2017 term. Besides evidence of a high quality research program, teaching experience is highly advantageous. Experience in the financial services industry is also desirable.

This position is expected to complement ongoing developments within the department, the college, and the university, which include • Hiring of recent Endowed Perella Chairs, Kathleen Weiss Hanley, and Bryan Cloyd, in 2015. • The hiring of University President John Simon (from The University of Virginia), and new College of Business and Economics Dean, Georgette Chapman Phillips (from the Wharton School) who are committed to fostering an environment in which the department can excel • Recent hiring of three assistant finance professors • Naming of the Finance Department with a $10 million endowment from Joseph R. and Amy Perella

Our flagship undergraduate program in finance is highly rated at number 6 in USA Today’s rankings, which can be seen at: The aim of the department is to further increase the visibility of our finance programs and the college. The chosen candidate is expected to contribute significantly to this effort through research, teaching, and service.

For 150 years, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has about 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. Approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 400 graduate students, and 80 full time faculty comprise the College of Business & Economics. In addition to offerings at the undergraduate level, an MBA, M.S. programs in Accounting and Information Analysis, Economics, Management, and Analytical Finance, and an economics-based Ph.D. program are also offered. Joint programs exist between business and engineering both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lehigh is ranked 47th among national research universities in the 2016 US News & World Report survey, ranked 32nd in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s top undergraduate business programs (23rd in part-time MBA program) and placed in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Further information about the College of Business & Economics can be found at:

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA (pop. 75,000) which is in the center of the Lehigh Valley (pop. 820,000). A convenient location between New York City and Philadelphia provides access to many corporations and financial institutions. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from campus. The Lehigh Valley is economically vibrant and provides the best of urban, suburban, and rural living (low cost of living, open space, and a rich array of cultural activities in the area and nearby).

Review of Applications - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at the FMA 2016 Annual Conference in October and at the AFA in January 2017. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a letter outlining research and teaching interests, two working papers, and three letters of recommendation.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
College of Business and Economics
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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