Finance: Assistant/Associate Professor (Business School)

USA, Richmond, Virginia
Jun 13, 2017
Broadbean Poster
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Finance: Assistant/Associate Professor (Business School) - 000194 & 00722

The Finance Department at the Robins School of Business invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, to begin in August 2018. Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D in Finance. Applicants may be ABD, but must complete the Ph.D. by the start date. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach courses in corporate finance and/or investments and have a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Generally, a tenure-track faculty member teaches five sections per year with an average class size of 20-25 students and will have two different course preparations. Successful candidates should have teaching experience as an independent instructor and be able to provide evidence of effective teaching. In addition to excellence in the classroom, the department expects a commitment to meaningful academic research and a record of scholarly achievement evidenced by articles published, forthcoming, or in advanced stages of review at high-quality academic journals. Database subscriptions include WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Execucomp, and Datastream. The Lessing Trading Floor provides a modern finance lab with twelve Bloomberg terminals, Morningstar, and other resources to support experiential investment programs such as our Junior Analyst seminars and Student Managed Investment Fund.

Finance faculty work in a collegial environment with an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and a cohesive approach to the educational needs of students. New faculty receive two summers of research support, which becomes merit-based thereafter. Upon the successful completion of a third-year review, candidates are eligible for a one-semester research sabbatical. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive with other AACSB accredited schools.

The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts institution offering a unique combination of undergraduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, law, and continuing studies. The University's 350-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood six miles from downtown Richmond and 90 miles from Washington, D.C. The University has approximately 3,000 undergraduate students with a beautiful campus, excellent facilities, and strong resource base, including an endowment exceeding $2.3 billion. For more information, please go to

The University has a policy of non-discrimination with regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state or federal law. It is the intent of the University's employment and personnel practices to conform with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. It is the obligation of each employee of the University in his or her area of responsibility to adhere to this policy.

Applicants should visit our Careers Site ( to apply. Please include the following: 1) cover letter addressing your interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) evidence of teaching ability including a brief statement about your teaching history and philosophy, as well as teaching evaluations, 4) statement of research interests, job market paper, and sampling of other research projects, and 5) names and email addresses of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit letters of recommendation electronically. We will conduct interviews at the FMA and AFA meetings. Application review will begin in August 2017.