Instructor - Finance- 603726

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Job Description   

Non Tenure-Track Position in Finance.  Two (2) Full-time, non-tenure-track positions at the instructor level to begin August 2018. These are one-year benefit eligible non-tenure track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Graduate degree (MBA, Master’s Degree or higher) from an accredited institution with a concentration in finance or a related field;
  • Teaching experience at the university or professional level
  • Ability to meet AACSB Academic or professional qualification requirements (as referenced above).

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Master’s Degree or higher from an AACSB, ABET or EQUIS accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as documented by a pattern of strong teaching evaluations;
  • Willingness and ability to teach some or all of:  Principles of Finance, Investments,  Financial Analysis & Working Capital, Corporate Managerial Finance and other finance courses. 
  • Interest in teaching in collaboration with other business faculty.
  • Evidence of or potential for excellence in working with multicultural constituencies.
  • Willingness and ability to cultivate investment industry contacts to help engage students with professionals.
  • Experience and/or willingness to teach online and/or blended format courses

General Information   

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see

Background Information   

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website at:  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at

Submission Deadline   

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018

How to Apply   

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description, if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' links, locate vacancy 603726, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the new page.

Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current vita, (3)  recent teaching evaluations (if applicable) and  (4) contact information of at least five professional references including mailing and email addresses and phone numbers.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

Any questions about the position should be addressed to Kay Pinto, Building Manager of The W. A. Franke College of Business, 928-523-7343,[email protected].

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status   

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity   

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 6/18/2018
Application Due: 8/17/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience.