Assistant Professor Business/Accounting

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Job location: Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-13
Req: R000681

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor Business/Accounting

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Job Summary:

This is an Open Rank position (Assistant/Associate/Full).
The Business and Accounting Department at Furman University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level to begin in the August 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Finance or a closely related field by August 1, 2020, and all areas of specialty will be considered. Course responsibilities include introductory and intermediate corporate finance, investments, quantitative financial analysis, international finance, and/or risk management.

Job Description:

The position requires teaching excellence, scholarly and professional activity, and effective institutional service. The faculty member will be a team player who can teach required and elective courses in finance in a traditional classroom setting. The faculty member may also be asked to teach in Furman’s university-wide First Year Writing Seminar program. The candidate should have a demonstrated interest and ability to work effectively with students, a demonstrated collegial and collaborative skills, and a commitment to quality academic programs.

The Business and Accounting Department confers bachelor’s degrees with majors in Business Administration and Accounting. There are currently 8 faculty members who are all involved in various aspects of teaching, undergraduate research, academic publishing, and related professional activity, providing students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and in the community, and contributing to Furman’s university-wide First Year Writing Seminar program. Furman professors advise undergraduates both formally and informally, and work to build a welcoming student-faculty community. The typical teaching load is five courses per year.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of research interests, an unofficial copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and a diversity statement that describes how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by October 20, 2019.

Questions may be asked by email – write to Department Chair Virginia Gerde, at

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Doctorate: Finance (Required)

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Job No:
Posted: 8/5/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2019
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