Joe T. Ford Chair of Finance

Title: Joe T. Ford Chair of Finance

  • Employer: The University of Arkansas Little Rock
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  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Job Description:

    Joe T. Ford Chair of Finance
    Department of Economics & Finance
    College of Business
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites nominations and applications for the Joe T. Ford Chair of Finance. The successful candidate will join a dynamic business education program, where economic development partnerships with external stakeholders flourish in a thriving Southern hub of commerce and business.

    AACSB-accredited, the UALR College of Business is a leader and catalyst in developing, supporting and sustaining economic initiatives. The College has been ranked for the past three years by US News and World Report and is noted for the professional experiences of the business faculty.

    The Department of Economics & Finance is highly respected for helping students gain the analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary for success in today’s global business environment. Offerings include majors in General Finance, Financial Services, Real Estate and Economics as well as minors in Economics, Finance, Personal Finance, and Real Estate. The MBA offers a concentration in finance and includes courses in investments/portfolio management, banking, real estate, and international finance.

    A metropolitan university on the move, UALR is Carnegie classified both as a doctoral research institution and as a community-engaged university. The growth of graduate programming and the emergence of research as an economic driver in the state of Arkansas have heightened emphasis on the research enterprise across the campus.

    As the holder of the Ford Chair, the successful candidate will have a high profile leadership role in the city and state, and will help pace the continued expansion of strong working linkages with the banking, financial services, and investment communities.

    The Search Committee seeks a leading scholar in the field of Finance with a proven capacity for building innovative relationships with the business sector. For a detailed description of qualifications and opportunities see:

    The committee will accept applications and nominations until the on-campus interview stage. For best consideration, materials should be received before February 15, 2013.

    Applications should include a detailed letter of interest describing relevant research and teaching experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; names of five references with titles, addresses, and telephone numbers. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee.

    Materials should be electronically submitted via MS Word or pdf to  The search is assisted by John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc.  205-345-7221

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. The person hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Contact Details: John Hicks,, 205-345-7221

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