Professor of Practice in Financial Sciences

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Professor of Practice in Financial Sciences


Foisie Business School Operations & Administration

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Non-tenure track Professor of Practice in Financial Sciences

Required qualifications
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.

Desired qualifications
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.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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