Department:Lundquist College of Business, Department of Finance Rank:Assistant Professor Annual Basis:9 Month
Application Deadline November 24, 2017; position open until filled
Required Application Materials Applicants should provide: (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita summarizing education, publication record, service, and professional experience, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) copies of scholarly working papers or publications, (5) if available, a teaching portfolio including syllabi of courses taught and teaching evaluations, and (6) contact information for three references that can supply reference letters. References will be contacted to submit letters when application materials are submitted. Materials may be combined as needed to upload into the available fields on the application.
The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.
Position Announcement The Department of Finance at the University of Oregon is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in finance. Employment begins September 16, 2018.
The Lundquist College is committed to publishing research in top academic journals, providing a high level of service to students, and interacting with the professional community. Responsibilities include teaching finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as supervising Ph.D. students. Promotion and tenure depend on the quality of research and teaching. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
Department or Program Summary The Department of Finance faculty members are actively involved in scholarly research and teaching and have won several teaching and research awards. The department has a strong reputation for its research on investment management and corporate finance.
Since 2014, finance tenure/tenure-track faculty have published 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals, most of these in the top three journals in our field: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Our publication count in these elite finance journals over this period ranks us 39th amongst North American universities based upon data compiled by the University of Texas at Dallas.
In addition, our faculty has been actively presenting research at major, prestigious conferences with 18 papers accepted since 2014. Additionally, faculty research has been recognized with several awards, including an Ig Nobel Prize in Management at Harvard University, a $75,000 Social Security Administration grant, a Best Paper on Asset Management Award at the Academy of Financial Services Meeting, a Best Paper on Investments at the Financial Management Association Meeting, and a Best Paper Award at the IFABS Annual Meeting in Hangzhou, China.
More generally, the Finance Department recently started a new MS Finance program with the first cohort beginning its coursework in Summer 2017. Our investment in the success of this program is the deployment of our best teachers to this curriculum.
Minimum Requirements • Assistant Professor level: Ph.D. degree in hand by time of appointment in finance or economics or related field with demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence. • Experienced Assistant Professor level: Ph.D. degree in finance or economics or related field, demonstrated superior teaching competence and a record of scholarly accomplishment that includes publication in leading academic journals in economics and finance, including the AER, JF, JFE, RFS and comparable journals. • Commitment to diversity and have ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. • Commitment to research in finance and/or economic fields that leads to publication in top journals
Preferred Qualifications • Experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level
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