Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management, a full-professor chaired position

Title: Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management, a full-professor chaired position

  • Employer: University of Virginia Darden School
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Job Description:

    University of Virginia Darden School of Business
    Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management, a full-professor chaired position.

    The Darden School at the University of Virginia invites nominations and applications for appointment to Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management (CAM). The CAM Academic Director will be a chaired position that has tenured status at the full-professor level at the Darden School with a starting date of August 2014. The Academic Director will shape the long-term vision for the Center, including the breadth of activities and products offered by CAM that will contribute to the national and global conversation on asset management.


    JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will have an earned PhD in Finance or related discipline and will have established international recognition as a leading researcher and scholar in the area of investments/asset management. As a senior chaired professor, the CAM Academic Director is expected to grow the Center and raise its visibility through the Center’s research and thought leadership. The Academic Director should have the ability to represent the Darden School and CAM to students, alumni, the academic community, and the general public in local, national, and foreign venues through continuation of the individual’s own research agenda, speeches, conference presentations, and broadcast- and print-media interviews; writing op-ed articles; and writing for the Center's own publications.


    ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. With 13,000 alumni, the unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and is recognized as one of the nation’s elite public universities.


    ABOUT THE CENTER: The Center for Asset Management is Darden’s newest Center of Excellence and has a mission of serving as a hub of thought leadership and professional development for faculty, students, alumni and business practitioners in the field of asset management. Specifically the center will (1) foster the development and global dissemination of innovative research on asset management that bridges theory and practice, and (2) engage students and practicing managers in activities and events that promote and advance the asset management profession. CAM was launched in 2013 after reaching the Phase I funding goal of $12 million. Upon completion of Phase II, the center will have a total endowment of $20 million. The center sponsors an annual conference (University of Virginia Investing Conference) and roundtable events for practicing managers. In addition CAM has sponsored academic conferences (e.g., 2012 SFS Finance Cavalcade) and sponsors the student run $7 million investment fund (Darden Capital Management) as well as academic research.


    http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Center-for-Asset-Management/ 

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    To apply, please go to https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70452 or posting# 0612122. Under separate cover, please use CAM@darden.virginia.edu to send a curriculum vitae and your expression of interest to the CAM Academic Director Search Committee.

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

  • Contact Details: CAM@darden.virginia.edu

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