Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Finance

Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Finance

  • Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 01003
  • Job Description:

    University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management
    The Finance Department of the Isenberg School of Management invites applications for a tenure?track position in Finance at the Assistant Professor rank to start in September 2014.  Candidates must have or expect to complete a Ph.D. in Finance, or a related discipline, by August 31, 2014. Candidates must have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in both face?to?face and distance education formats to MBA students with considerable work?experience is highly desirable. Further, candidates should show evidence of or potential for publishing in high quality journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, and active involvement in research targeted at these or other publications of comparable caliber. The Department has a thriving undergraduate program, contributes to the MBA program, and has a high quality Ph.D. program. The Finance faculty members are committed to conducting research that furthers the state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise.

    The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively, and a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a land-grant university, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and the largest public university in New England. The University offers bachelor's, master's , and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and colleges. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.

    The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

    A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Professors Mila Getmansky Sherman and Nikunj Kapadia, articulating the candidate’s fit with the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and any other relevant material should be mailed in hard copy to Ms. Audrey Kieras, Office Manager, Finance Dept., Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Only reference letters may be submitted by email (if a hardcopy is unavailable) to: financesrch@isenberg.umass.edu.  

    Preliminary interviews will take place at the 2013 FMA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. If the candidate is not able to attend the FMA Meeting, we will conduct an interview remotely by video teleconference (e.g., Skype).
    Deadline for applications for preliminary interviews is September 20, 2013. We will continue accepting applications until a successful candidate is found.  Salary is competitive.

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Contact Us: financesrch@isenberg.umass.edu

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