Professor & Chair, Department of Finance

Job Description & Qualification

Primary responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation; managing academic unit operations; overseeing the curriculum development process; course scheduling; budget management; recruitment and mentorship of full-time and adjunct faculty; evaluation of faculty and staff performance; implementing university, college, and department policies; facilitating faculty and student engagement with the activities of the unit; overseeing accreditation compliance, including faculty sufficiency and qualifications; coordination of assurance of learning with CoB assessment officer; recruitment and promotion of degree programs to prospective students; administration of department scholarships; teaching courses aligned with the area(s) of expertise; sustained maintenance of academic scholarship; collaboration with units throughout college and university; fundraising support; directing advisory board(s); and additional duties as assigned by the Dean.

Required Qualifications
Qualifying degrees:
• Earned doctorate in business administration from an AACSB – accredited institution, with a concentration in finance; or
• Ph.D. in finance

• Excellence in scholarship evidenced by publication record commensurate with appointment at the associate or full professor level in the Department of Finance & Economics.
• Also possess a record of successful teaching and service and experience with administrative duties within the College of Business.

Preferred Qualifications
• Currently hold the rank of professor or have at least five years’ experience at the rank of associate professor.
• Distinguished record of research, teaching, and service at an AACSB-accredited business school.
• Demonstrated experience creating a collaborative culture and collegial work environment within an academic unit.
• Experience mentoring junior faculty and supporting faculty development.
• Interest in working with local business community and advisory boards in developing curriculum and creating job opportunities for students.
• Experience designing and implementing innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that are delivered in a traditional, hybrid, and online environment.

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

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Job ID # 13880

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

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Ohio is State of Residence
It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

Application Procedure

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, candidates must complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to their profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses, for professional references. Candidates can submit their application online at, Job Opening #13880.

After submission of the application, candidates should return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the “My Cover Letters” and “Attachments” sections. Only complete applications submitted through the University’s online job application system will be considered.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with the application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at 330-972-8402.

About the Organization

About UA
The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

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Job ID

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