Edmonson-Miller Endowed Chair (Associate Professor/Professor) - Finance, Insurance and Law

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General Summary

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law in the College of Business seeks a distinguished scholar at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to fill a tenured 12-month appointment as the Edmonson-Miller Endowed Chair in Insurance and Financial Services to begin August 16, 2018.

The scholar will be assigned a two-course per semester teaching load, supporting the department's M.B.A.-level and undergraduate major courses.  The primary teaching need is at the undergraduate level.  Professional and institutional service is expected of the successful candidate to enhance the visibility of the Chair and the department.

The department emphasizes balanced excellence in innovative instruction and applied, empirical research.  The successful candidate will also work with insurance industry partners, especially the partners of the Center for Insurance and Risk Management (a.k.a. Katie School).

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law is one of four departments (along with Accounting, Management & Quantitative Methods, and Marketing) in the College of Business at Illinois State University.  AACSB International accredits the College in both Accounting and Business.  In 2016-2017, the college enrolled approximately 3,900 undergraduates and 150 master degree students.  The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law has 25 faculty members, offers a major in Finance and a major in Risk Management and Insurance, and has a combined 902 undergraduate majors.  There are 174 Risk Management and Insurance majors.

Additional Information

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students.  Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service.  Illinois State University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Required Qualifications

1. Qualified candidates should hold an earned doctorate from an AACSB-accredited institution in Finance, Insurance, Risk Management, Economics, or a closely- related field by position start date.
2. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to and evidence of both scholarly teaching and high quality, refereed research in insurance, actuarial science, risk management, or a closely-related area.  The evidence must cover at least six years of data.
3. State of Illinois law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

For full consideration, applicants must include the following as attachments to the online faculty application via posting number 0709502 :

(a) Cover letter
(b) Curriculum vitae
(c) Contact information for five professional references

Application Deadline

Open until filled or withdrawn. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit by September 15, 2017.  Search Committee members will attend the American Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Toronto in August and the Financial Management Association International annual meeting in Boston in October.  Interview accommodations for other interested applicants at regional conferences will be arranged.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.


If you have any questions regarding the posting or the position, please contact Gary D. Koppenhaver.

Gary D. Koppenhaver, Chair and Professor

Department of Finance, Insurance and Law

Illinois State University

[email protected]




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Posted: 6/7/2017
Application Due: 8/6/2017
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Salary: Salary is competitive and based on experience.