Assistant/Associate Professor - Finance - #001442

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Posting NumberFAC427PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssistant/Associate ProfessorWorking TitleAssistant/Associate Professor - Finance - #001442DepartmentAcct, Fin, Info Sys, Bus LawPosition Summary

The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law invites applications for a 9-month tenure track position in finance for Fall 2021 at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Rank will be determined at point of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

Preference will be given to those with experience teaching finance. A Ph.D. in finance or related field is required. Start date is August 2021. Applicants who are ABD will be considered provided successful dissertation defense occurs prior to December 31, 2021. Confirmation of defense date will be required.

The normal teaching load is three courses (nine credit hours) per semester, with the possibility of some teaching responsibilities using on-line methodologies. The teaching load may include courses in investments, financial institutions, corporate finance and financial planning. A commitment to active engagement with professionals in the regional business community is expected. Scholarship should pertain to the areas of teaching. The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching, and service.
Additional service responsibilities include advising students and other service assignments as designated by the School director. Moreover, candidate must meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of college of business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this PositionMinimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in finance or related field is required. Applicants who are ABD with a fixed dissertation defense date on or before December 31, 2021 will be considered.

Degree must be from an AACSB accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with experience teaching finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels in person (face-to-face) and in online modalities.
Candidates possessing a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) or CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certificate will be given strong consideration.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per WeekNumber of Months Per Year9Open Date10/07/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Review of candidates will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a current vitae, a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).

For additional information contact Dr. Todd Creasy at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

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Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
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    Posted: 10/8/2020
    Application Due: 1/6/2021
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