John S. and Mary Louise Loftis Bickley Endowed Chair in Insurance & Financial Services

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Associate Professor, Professor

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John S. and Mary Louise Loftis Bickley Endowed Chair in Insurance & Financial Services


206501 - "ECON., FIN. & LEG. STUDIES"

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Primary duties will include research and teaching finance at the graduate and undergraduate level, promoting the insurance program, recruiting students to the insurance program and aid in placement of students in internships and careers in the insurance industry.

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The holder of the Bickley Chair is expected to become a leader in promoting the insurance program in the College, the University and the State. The Chair should be outstanding in teaching, have a strong relationship with the insurance community, recruit students to the insurance program and aid in the placement of students in insurance internships and insurance careers. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of applied scholarship, which might take the form of publishing in recognized academic or practitioner journals, organizing or participating in various conferences, or providing advice to insurance-related organizations. The position can be at either the associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services. The position appointment will start August 16, 2021.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services in economics.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online at Candidates must attach a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vita that includes a list of three references, documentation of teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarship. Items not attached at time of application will disqualify application. The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation.

The Finance program offers degrees at the undergraduate, Master and Ph.D. levels. The Master programs include a full-time, a part-time and a STEM MBA, and a one-year MS in Finance. The Department offers excellent research environment including generous travel support , an active seminar series and Ph.D. graduate research assistants. The Finance group is part of the Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies. The Culverhouse College has state-of-the-art facilities, including a trade room and a behavioral lab, subscriptions to WRDS and several other databases. Additional information is available at the College website:

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Any required documents not attached will disqualify your application. You must attach your resume or CV to the appropriate required applicant document link. Teaching documentation must be attached to the “Teaching” link under Required Applicant Documents. If submitting further documentation, please attach to the “Other Document 1” or “Research/Scholarships/Creative Activities Statement” links under Optional Applicant Documents.

Finalists for the position will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.


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Posted: 1/24/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time