Finance Professor of Practice - Non-tenure Track

Job Description & Qualification

Position: The Department of Finance in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University seeks applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position as a professor of practice. This appointment is for a 3-year term with the renewal contingent upon availability of funds, the need for services, and satisfactory performance. The effective date of employment will be August 2023. Compensation will be competitive.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate for this position is to teach a selection of undergraduate and graduate finance courses principally in financial institutions and multinational finance. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, and leadership to these courses. In so doing, the successful candidate is expected to remain current in this field of expertise through professional consulting activities and continuing professional education. In addition to instructional duties, the successful candidate will be expected to perform service to the university, college, and department, and serve as the faculty adviser to the financial institution stream of the Auburn Finance Society, a newly established business student organization.
Qualifications: Successful applicants must possess a master’s degree in business or finance from an AACSB accredited institution prior to the date of employment. Candidates with a Ph.D. are desired. Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching finance courses at an AACSB accredited institution of higher education. Candidates with 10 years or more industry experience, principally in financial institutions, are desired. Relevant professional certifications would be an asset. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills in English language. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Application Procedure

Process: Review of application materials will begin April 24, 2023 and continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. To be actively considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a brief cover letter with statements of interest in the position and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita/resume, a copy of all relevant transcripts, student course evaluations, and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted to:

About the Organization

About the Department & Programs: The Department of Finance is composed of 14 tenure track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, and 2 full-time positions devoted to the professional development of undergraduate students. The department also routinely hires 6 to 8 adjuncts per semester. With over 900 majors, the Department of Finance is the largest department in the largest college at Auburn University. With a very successful Financial Management Honor Society, our undergraduate program boasts some of the highest starting salaries and some of the most successful placements at Auburn, many in investment banking. The Department of Finance also has a Ph.D. program and an M.S. in Finance program. Our faculty have diverse research interests and publish in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Additional information may be found at

About the College: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.

About Auburn University: The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn University is one of the best places to work in the state of Alabama, according to the 2022 America’s Best-in-State Employers list released by Forbes magazine.

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Job ID

ID: J13131