Assistant Professor of Finance

Job Description & Qualification

J. Mack Robinson College of Business (RCB)
Department of Finance

Applicants are sought for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Finance faculty appointment in the Department of Finance to be effective Fall Semester 2023. Applicants are required to hold a PhD degree in finance or a related discipline or are expected to obtain such degree by August 2023.

Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct high-level research publishable in the premier academic journals of financial economics. Applicants should also have research interest and expertise in supporting the RCB’s strategic goal of becoming one of the leading business schools at the forefront of transforming business education and research in the areas of financial innovation and entrepreneurship, FinTech, and data analytics. Opportunities for conducting research in these areas are excellent with faculty provided significant research budgets, data support and access to many similarly interested colleagues in the Department and other units in the RCB including the Institute for Insight, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and the School of Accountancy.

The Department of Finance organizes and hosts an annual fintech research conference in partnership with the Review of Financial Studies along with an annual boutique conference in conjunction with the RCB’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR). RCB is among the first U.S. business schools to operate a FinTech Laboratory. Further, RCB serves as the host institution for the Georgia FinTech Academy, a public-private partnership that brings together Georgia’s fintech business community with all 26 colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia to develop future leaders in the sector through innovative educational programs. The Department values a commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, MS and PhD levels.

Application Procedure

Please submit all applications online at and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of current research, and at least three letters of recommendations. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in finance. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Mark Chen, Chair of the Search Committee, at Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The position is contingent on University budget approval.

About the Organization

About the J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Southeast. For more than 100 years, Robinson has contributed to Atlanta’s impact as a regional, national and international hub for creativity and innovation.

The vision for the college’s five-year strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, is “innovation for all.” Our mission is to “prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society. Robinson recognizes the unrivaled potential of free enterprise to improve lives. We design and implement solutions that advance how businesses and markets function to make a world where all citizens prosper.”

Robinson has broken the business school mold by assembling a faculty encompassing business practitioners, researchers, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. These experts ensure Robinson students build business acumen and sector-crossing skills in STEM fields, college partners benefit from broader thinking, and together collaborate on pioneering, interdisciplinary research to develop breakthrough market solutions.

The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs (a Ph.D. program with 11 areas of study and a Doctor of Business Administration), and 11 undergraduate majors.

It offers a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program, and week-long residencies for high-performing students on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

Robinson has broad and deep relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, legal analytics, operations, and social media. The college also is home to discipline-specific roundtables in financial leadership, human resources, logistics, marketing, and sales.

About Georgia State University
Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. Georgia State is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

In the past decade, Georgia State has increased its graduation rate by more than 20 percent, and it is
the only major research university (R-1) to eliminate achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income. Georgia State enrolls and graduates the largest number of Black students, Hispanic students, low-income students, first-generation students, adult learners, and military learners in the state of Georgia. And, for the past five years, the university has awarded more bachelor’s degrees to Black students than any other college or university in the U.S.

In its 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” edition (released Sept. 12, 2022) U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia State first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university.

With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 52,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing and hundreds of student clubs and organizations. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

Comprising 12 colleges and schools, Georgia State has more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state. It has 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state. The university generates a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta.

About Atlanta
The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of 6.1 million. Situated in the Piedmont region of the Southeast, it is 1,000 feet above sea level and has the densest urban tree canopy of any major U.S. city.

With a gross domestic product of $406 billion, Atlanta has the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy.

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Job ID

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