Yeshiva University, The Sy Syms School of Business
The Mel Harris Chair in Finance and Insurance

The Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University is seeking to fill the Mel Harris Chair in Finance and Insurance. The chair can be filled by a high visibility scholar at either the associate or the full professor level.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a PhD in finance or a related field, and must demonstrate a record of high quality research including refereed publications in top journals as well as other measures of impact and professional recognition. Applicants must also provide recent evidence of high quality teaching. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Salary and teaching loads are competitive.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: The Sy Syms School of Business (Syms) operates on two campuses in Manhattan (New York City) and is a part of Yeshiva University, a private institution, consistently ranked among the top 50 US universities by US News. YU includes, in addition to Yeshiva and Stern colleges, Syms, the Cardozo Law School and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Sy Syms School offers business and accounting programs for undergraduate men and women, a Master of Science in Accounting, and has just launched an Executive MBA program. We expect to launch a Masters in Finance program next year and to expand our graduate programs within the next few years. Syms is in the process of seeking accreditation by the AACSB with a decision due this Fall. The Business School was established in 1987 through major gifts by Sy Syms and other business leaders. The school expects to hire several additional research active faculty in different areas during this and the next hiring cycle. To learn more about the Sy Syms School of Business and its faculty please visit:

The school has all the standard data bases and it stresses interdisciplinary research and cooperation among areas within the school and with our strong economics department.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please direct inquiries and submit electronic materials (vita, cover letter with a statement of teaching and research interests, three references, and teaching evaluations) to Ms. Billie Coleman, Department Administrator, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

FURTHER INFORMATION: If there are any questions, please direct them to S. Abraham Ravid, Sy Syms Professor of Finance and Chairman of the Finance area,

We expect to interview at the AFA meetings in San Diego and possibly at the FMA meetings in Atlanta. However, an interview at the meetings is not a necessary condition for this job.

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

Posted 9/17/12