Professor of Practice in Financial Sciences
Job location: Worcester
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-18
JOB TITLEProfessor of Practice in Financial SciencesLOCATIONWorcesterDEPARTMENT NAMEFoisie Business School Operations & AdministrationDIVISION NAMEWorcester Polytechnic Institute - WPIJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYNon-tenure track Professor of Practice in Financial SciencesJOB DESCRIPTION
The ideal candidate should be a seasoned executive, business leader, or professional in the financial sector or hold a senior corporate finance position. This professional should be able to navigate the technological and business spheres of finance or financial services and demonstrate sophisticated cross-disciplinary understanding of, or experience in, the financial sciences, including, for example, data science and analytics, financial technology, quantitative analysis, and strategic finance (finance/accounting/law).
An MBA, PhD, JD, and/or professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) is required. The candidate needs to show evidence of having developed a network of strong relationships in the financial services or corporate finance sectors that will lead to enhanced educational opportunities and industry partnerships.
WPI and the Foisie Business School are STEM-oriented, so a science, technology, engineering or mathematics degree in areas such as computer science, actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, or data science would be quite valuable, but it is not required.
This professional will add breadth and a cross-disciplinary approach to the existing expertise of the Foisie Business School in the area of finance, law, and accounting.
Collaborative initiatives: The Financial Sciences professor of practice will collaborate with Engineering and Arts & Sciences to propose multidisciplinary offerings to prepare students in a variety of business, quantitative, and technology disciplines (e.g., finance, optimization, financial mathematics, actuarial, and financial services) to lead the creation, implementation, and commercialization of financial and other products and services. S/he will be instrumental in helping to facilitate the continuing development of new and relevant undergraduate and graduate academic programs related to financial sciences with all three primary academic units of the university.
Teaching: The new faculty member will teach five or six undergraduate and graduate financial sciences courses.
Project-based learning: The new faculty member will be actively involved in advising financial sciences-related industry projects as part of the WPI FinTech Collaborative.
Outreach: The new Financial Sciences professor of practice will play a crucial role in strengthening the connection between WPI and the financial services and finance sectors (amongst others).
Projected start is Aug 2019 pending funding approval.
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