University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lee Business School
Finance, Assistant/Associate Professor/Lee Professorship

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Finance, Assistant/Associate Professor/Lee Professorship, Lee Business School [18549].

JOB DESCRIPTION: This full-time position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting significant financial research leading to publications in premier academic journals, and performing appropriate internal and external service activities. There is a strong preference for candidates at the experienced Assistant or recent Associate Professor ranks, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018 or later. The hire is expected to contribute significantly to the proposed Masters in Quantitative Finance program which is expected to start in Fall 2019.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an AACSB accredited university. Additionally, candidates must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching, as evidenced by high quality finance publications and effective teaching evaluations. Experience in teaching quantitatively oriented finance courses at the graduate level is preferred. We seek candidates with excellent empirical and programming skills and an interest in teaching an empirical methods course using large financial datasets and supervising masters students' capstone projects.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions, and an endowment for this Lee Professor of Finance position provides additional support in the form of summer stipends and additional travel/research funds. UNLV offers an attractive package of benefits that includes a generous state contribution (14.5%) to a defined contribution retirement plan. Additionally, Nevada does not have a state income tax, and UNLV employees do not pay Social Security tax. Position is contingent upon funding.

TEACHING LOAD: Research-active faculty members typically teach a four-course load (2/2) per academic year.

PROFILE OF THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT: The Lee Business School, which is accredited by the AACSB, is home to approximately 85 faculty and 4,000 students, including 500 graduate students. The school offers nine bachelor's degrees and six master's degrees. In 2012, the Lee Family pledged a $15 million naming gift for the Lee Business School. Part of that gift endows ten Lee Professorships in the business school, including this position.

The Finance Department has 12 full-time faculty members who teach in the undergraduate Finance, MBA and EMBA programs. Finance faculty members have published in journals like JF, JFE, TAR, JFQA, FM, JCF and JBF. Research resources such as the WRDS platform, CRSP, Compustat, Institutional Shareholder Services (RiskMetrics), Execucomp, BoardEx and FactSet are available and there is an active research seminar series.

PROFILE OF THE UNIVERSITY: UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: UNLV is located in the vibrant and growing city of Las Vegas, a city that boasts one of the most connected airports in the world, world-class dining and entertainment, and is a destination city for millions of visitors each year. Many faculty members live in the bordering city of Henderson, which is a thriving suburb noted for its master-planned communities, beautiful parks, miles of jogging and bike trails, and for having more sunshine than almost any other city in the United States. Las Vegas residents live right next to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and they're within comfortable driving distances of Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and southern Utah.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Materials should be addressed to Dr. John Puthenpurackal, Department Chair (email: finsearch@unlv.edu), and submitted via an on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu and should include a letter of interest, a detailed CV listing qualifications and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three professional references. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 27, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. Initial interviews will be conducted at the 2018 American Finance Association Meetings in Philadelphia.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 6 Nov 2017