Assistant Professor of Finance

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IRIS Position #: 50334587


Position Announcement: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Finance

The Department of Finance and Economics in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance position beginning August 2019.

Successful candidates must be academically qualified to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate finance courses. Areas of need include Financial Institutions, International Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, and an interest in working with Student Managed Funds.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Finance (or closely-related field) or be in the ABD stage of their doctoral studies, with expected completion of the Ph.D. prior to their start date. In addition to excellent communication skills, applicants must be able to provide instruction in a variety of modalities, including online. Faculty at UTC are expected to teach nine credit hours per semester, conduct research leading to quality refereed journal publications, and involve themselves in efforts to engage and retain students, mentor finance clubs, and connect UTC with the business community in Chattanooga. 

The College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently received the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UTC from Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta.  The $40 million gift established the Gary W. Rollins College of Business as the first named college at UTC. The Rollins College of Business is AACSB accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serves approximately 2100 students, and has a collegial faculty. The Finance program in the Rollins College is the program of choice for students throughout the southern Tennessee and north Georgia regions. We strive for our students to be Academically Prepared and Business World Ready. This high-quality, competitive program offers students many unique benefits: a state-of-the-art Finance Lab with 10 Bloomberg terminals, integrated classroom and technology-based experiential learning and internships, a Student Success Center with dedicated career advisors, business-world inspired curriculum design, industry speakers and field trips, including an annual trip to Wall Street. Students manage over $1.4 million through the SMILE Fund and two other portfolios. The Finance program is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Faculty are supported with faculty development and summer research grants and have access to major databases through WRDS.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before October 1, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled at the Annual FMA Meeting in San Diego or via Skype.

Applicants should submit the following within our online application system for consideration: a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, research samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education.

For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 11/9/2018
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