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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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Open Rank

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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Carson College of Business

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Department of Finance and Management Science

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Summary of Duties:

The Department of Finance and Management Science at Washington State University is seeking qualified candidates for one or more permanent, full-time positions in Finance at the main campus in Pullman. We will consider candidates at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. The positions are tenure-track and subject to budget approval. The successful candidate will be required to teach four courses per year (typically two per semester) in the corporate finance, investments, international finance, and/or financial markets and institutions areas, conduct high quality academic research in Finance, and serve the Department, College and University as needed.

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University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The City
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
The Carson College of Business
The Carson College of Business (CCB) enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduate students and 1,200 online MBA and Executive MBA students combined. The Online MBA program is currently ranked 12th by Poets and Quants and 18th by U.S. News and World Report. The college has 92 full-time faculty across its campuses and 75 staff. WSU has a set goal to advance the college’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism with respect to research, teaching and community outreach, incorporating relevant programs, goals and activities. A strong global perspective is encouraged. To promote global awareness and capability for our students, the college also offers faculty-led study abroad programs in Belize, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania & Croatia, Spain Switzerland, and Thailand.
The Department of Finance and Management Science
WSU operates as an integrated university. Thus, all Finance and Management Science (FMS) faculty regardless of campus location are full members of the FMS department. Also, the business curricula at all five campuses are accredited together as one curriculum by the AACSB (and AACSB accreditation was renewed for five years in 2019). WSU is a premier research institution with ambitions to grow. WSU is ranked as a “very high research activity” (R1) institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The university is now engaged in developing a strategic plan for the next five years as it works toward its vision, “Drive to 25,” with the goal of becoming one of the top 25 public research universities in the country by 2030.
Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

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Full Time

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Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must have an earned doctorate. in Finance or closely related field from a nationally or internationally recognized university by the appointment start date and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research. Applicants for more senior appointments, Associate or Full Professor, must have an earned doctorate in Finance or closely related field a nationally or internationally recognized university and a demonstrated record of publications commensurate with rank, along with evidence of excellence in teaching and a desire to take an active role working with doctoral students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with capabilities of teaching various undergraduate and graduate-level discipline courses preferred, with preference being given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach international finance courses.

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Open Recruitment

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials should be submitted online no later than December 13, 2020. Review of applications will begin December 14, 2020.

Application materials should include a letter addressing each of the qualification criteria, a current CV, an example of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants who wish to be considered for a senior position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must indicate this in their application.

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required for the final candidates and will be requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/15/2020
Application Due: 12/13/2020
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