Assistant Professor of Commodity Finance/Economics

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University of Colorado - Business School

Assistant Professor of Commodity Finance/Economics

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) seeks one full-time tenure track Assistant Professor/Senior Assistant Professor of commodity finance/commodity economics in the Business School at the Downtown Denver Campus.

As one of three institutions within the University of Colorado system, the University of Colorado Denver is an urban campus located in the heart of the city's commercial, cultural and recreational districts and has become one of the top urban research universities. CU Denver, including its Anschutz Medical Campus, was recently rated by Forbes magazine as the 34th best public university in the nation.

The Business School has about 70 full-time faculty and offers the largest graduate business program in the Rocky Mountain region with about 1,000 MBA and MS students, plus 1,400 undergraduate business students. The Business School recently received substantial gifts for its Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program and for its new J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities and its Center for Entrepreneurship, and has a new, state of the art building in which the J.P. Morgan-funded Finance and Commodities lab resides. In the commodities space, it also has a successful, energy industry-partnered Master of Science program in Global Energy Management. The nationally ranked Finance and Risk Management Program offer degree programs that include: (i) MS in Finance, including specializations in risk management and commodities; (ii) MBA with finance concentration; (iii) BSBA with the emphases on: (a) finance; (b) risk management and insurance; (c) financial management; and (d) finance and information systems areas of emphasis. The current faculty members have published on many top-tier journals in economics and finance including AER, JPE, JFE, RFS, MS, JB, JBF, JFQA, JFM, JD.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.

Job Responsibilities:

The position is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service. The normal teaching load consists of 4 courses (3 hours each) during a 9-month contract. The applicant hired will be expected to be active in high quality research, excellent teaching, and good service. In particular, the applicant hired will work closely with J.P. Morgan Endowed Chair in commodity finance and participate actively in the first ever academic program focused on commodities. Also as part of finance and risk management faculty group, the successful candidate should feel comfortable with teaching finance or economics courses as necessary, and particularly teaching and developing commodities related courses.


Required Education/Experience Skills:

A doctoral degree in Finance, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Energy Economics, Mineral Economics or closely related fields from an AACSB accredited (or equivalent) institution.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:When applying at, applicants must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements, outlines qualifications, and identifies your research and teaching interests as commodity finance or commodity economics. 2) A current CV/resume 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references 4) Up to three letters of recommendation requested (at a later time) 5) Up to two scholarly publications/manuscripts

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:**Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at, refer to job posting 11179** Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to [email protected] .

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30055 - Business School

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jian Yang

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00350808





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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