Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance

Normal, Illinois
Salary is competitive.
Jun 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Summary

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law in the College of Business seeks a tenure-track scholar at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2018 with research and teaching interest in Risk Management and Insurance. The primary teaching need is at the undergraduate level, face-to-face or online, and graduate instruction is possible. The anticipated teaching load for this 9-month position is three courses or the equivalent per semester. Average department class size is 29 students.

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 212 Risk Management and Insurance majors and minors.  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 ( 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.  


1.Qualified candidates hold a Ph.D. in Finance, Insurance or a business-related field. ABDs will be considered if close to completion.  2. For teaching positions, state law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.  

Special Instructions

For full consideration, applicants must include the following as attachments to the online faculty application via (posting number 0709564): (a) Cover letter  (b) Curriculum vitae  (c) Teaching philosophy statement  (d) Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, peer reviews, etc.) ~ attach as "other"  (e) At least one working paper ~ attach as "writing sample". If you wish to upload more than one working paper, please utilize the optional writing sample options to upload the materials.  (f) Contact information only for three references  Application deadline: Open until filled or withdrawn. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit by September 1, 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 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, Chair and Professor  PNC Bank Department of Finance, Insurance and Law  Illinois State University