The Business and Economics Department at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2024, to aid in the establishment of a newly launched Finance major.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.
Responsibilities include teaching introductory finance courses and finance electives in a subset of fields that could include Personal Finance, Banking, Financial Risk Management, International Finance, Financial Markets, or a new elective developed in the candidate’s individual field of interest. Additional courses include the senior finance capstone and the interdisciplinary Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) seminar for first-year students. The teaching load is five courses (four credit hours each) per year, with one course release in the first year. Tenure-track faculty are also expected to establish a program of scholarship, supervise student research and honors projects, and take part in academic advising of majors and first-year students.
The department especially welcomes applications from candidates with additional interests in teaching data analytics, research methods in finance, and mentoring the student-run investment fund (UCIMCO). Interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching is a plus.
Requirements and Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Finance, Financial Economics, or a related field completed by August 2024.
Anticipated Start Date
The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts as well as separate statements reflecting on each of the following:
- Teaching experience, practices, and goals;
- Scholarly accomplishments and a proposed agenda for scholarship;
- Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community.
In addition, please ask three references to submit confidential letters of recommendation through the Interfolio job site. At least one recommendation should specifically address teaching. All documents should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/129440
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.