Colorado State University, College of Business, Department of Finance and Real Estate
Special Appointment

The Department of Finance and Real Estate in the College of Business at Colorado State University invites applications for a nine-month special appointment position (non-tenured, with benefits). The normal teaching load for this position is four sections per semester to be determined by the department chair. Although this is a non-tenure track position, the department hopes to attract a candidate who wishes to make a long-term commitment. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer support via teaching opportunities may also be available, but is not guaranteed. The start date will be January or August of 2013.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D./DBA degree (or ABD) in finance or economics, and have a proven record of excellence in teaching finance courses.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following characteristics: (1) topical breadth of teaching expertise in finance; (2) relevant professional certifications and professional experience; (3) ability to contribute to a collegial atmosphere in the Department and the College; (4) willingness to contribute to departmental service, such as advising student organizations or serving on honors theses, and (5) ability to meet and maintain AACSB academic qualification criteria.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, for full consideration the complete application must be received by December 3, 2012.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format to, or by regular mail to:

Dr. Hong Miao, Search Committee Chair
Department of Finance and Real Estate
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1272

An application package will consist of: (1) a resume; (2) a letter of application providing detail on how the candidate meets the qualifications for the position; and (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Inquiries and initial applications will be treated confidentially. Please direct all inquiries to the Search Committee Chair via the email address listed above. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, of semifinalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Finance and Real Estate.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Finance and Real Estate is one of five departments in the College of Business. The Department has a strong record of teaching and research accomplishments, and expects faculty members to be active in the academic community. The Department currently provides undergraduate concentrations in finance (with options in corporate finance, investments, and financial planning) and real estate, offers a graduate program in financial risk management, and participates in other graduate programs of the College.

The Department currently has 13 tenure-track and 4 non-tenure track faculty. The Department serves approximately 2,100 undergraduate business majors, as well as approximately 1,600 undergraduate students enrolled in the business minor, and about 1,600 M.B.A. students. The M.B.A. is offered in residence and via Colorado State University's accredited distance learning programs. In addition, the Department recently expanded its graduate offerings with the addition of an innovative master's program in Financial Risk Management. Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research Extensive Institution with a land grant mission serving approximately 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

Fort Collins, a city of approximately 141,000 people, offers ample opportunities for maintaining work life balance. The city is located in the growing Northern Colorado metropolitan area, about one hour north of Denver, with an easy drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park and area ski resorts. Fort Collins consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; more information may be found at

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. Consistent with that goal, we conduct background investigations as a condition of employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Posted 11/13/12