University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

The Finance Department of the Isenberg School is seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The position requires candidates to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes at the Isenberg School of Management. Candidates with strengths in teaching both in-class and online Master's programs, including the MBA program will be given special consideration.

ABOU THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT: The Finance Department has a thriving undergraduate program and contributes to a highly reputed MBA program at the Isenberg School. The department also has a high quality PhD program with about fifteen students enrolled at any given time. The Finance faculty members are committed to conducting research that furthers the state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. Candidates must have or expect to complete a PhD or equivalent degree in finance, economics, or other finance-related discipline by August 2017. All areas of finance will be considered.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have expertise or show potential for quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats to MBA students who have considerable work experience is highly desirable. Further, candidates must show evidence of or potential for publishing in premier journals and should demonstrate active involvement in research targeted to highly rated finance and finance-related academic journals.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs. In addition to our repertoire of core business disciplines such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Management, we offer industry specializations through our Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and our Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, ranked among the top 5 and top 2 programs in the nation, respectively. Isenberg's undergraduate business program was ranked by BusinessWeek in 2016 as the 33rd best program in the country, and the 11th best among public universities, and 17th overall on BusinessWeek's Employer Survey which measured recruiter perceptions of which programs turned out the best graduates. Our Online MBA was ranked 5th best in the country and 9th best worldwide by the 2016 rankings of The Financial Times. Our national competitiveness has helped us to attract 1,300 students to our Full-time, Blended, and Online MBA programs. Ph.D. tracks are offered in each discipline.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. With 1,174 faculty members and more than 27,000 students, UMass Amherst is 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. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In a 2009 article for, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst amongst the Top 10 Great College Towns in America. The campus is also a member of the Five College Consortium and collaborates with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges on many initiatives and projects.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available) and names and contact information of at least three references at: Research papers should be sent separately via email to: Preliminary interviews will take place at the AFA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, in January 2017. If the candidate is not able to attend the AFA Meeting, we will conduct an interview remotely by video teleconference (e.g., Skype).

Deadline for applications for preliminary interviews is November 28, 2016. We will continue accepting applications until a successful candidate is found. Salary is competitive.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Updated: 17 Nov 2016