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University of Colorado Denver

Instructor or Assistant Professor - Clinical Teaching Track in Finance

The Business School

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Business School invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position in Finance at the level of either Instructor or Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track in Finance. Funding for this position is available continuously with a successful renewal of the contract. We seek candidates with a deep commitment to teaching. 

As one of three institutions within the University of Colorado system, CU Denver is a premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora, and online, and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year.  The renowned researchers and award-winning CU Denver faculty offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. The Business School is located on the Downtown Denver Campus in one of America's most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District, and the state capitol. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational, and clinical space on 227 acres. Students, staff, and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational, and cultural opportunities on both campuses.  We also offer an MBA program at the new South Denver location.

The Business School brings together a world-class faculty, top-notch students, and influential business partners. With classes offered during the day, in the evening, and online, the Business School is the largest graduate school of business in the region and business professionals' first choice. The undergraduate business program offers traditional and cutting-edge majors and is undergoing a period of rapid growth.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff.  The University strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding.

Job Responsibilities:

A successful candidate hired at the Assistant Professor (Clinical Teaching Track) level can expect a distribution of 60% teaching (6 courses annually), 15% service, and 25% research for faculty who produce two or more academic peer-reviewed publications every five years. The Assistant Professor (Clinical Teaching Track) role has research/scholarship responsibilities that include applied or pedagogical scholarship disseminated in refereed academic outlets.

A successful candidate hired at the Instructor level can expect a 70% teaching work distribution (7 courses annually), 10% service, and 20% research/scholarship.  The instructor role has research/scholarship responsibilities that may consist of publications in practitioner journals, documented professional education experiences, or participation in professional conferences.

At either rank, faculty are expected to demonstrate continued professional growth in their fields.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at :

Instructor $92,000-$100,000

Clinical Assistant Professor  $ 93,000- $147,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:


a 'Master's degree in Finance or a closely related field at least two years of full-time teaching, or teaching at least eight sessions as an adjunct faculty,  in Finance or a closely related field. Clinical Assistant Professor:

Applicants must meet the CU Denver Business School definition of Assistant Professor, Clinical Tenure Track (CTT):
  • Business School definition: Assistant Professors, CTT hold a terminal degree in a relevant field and have deep experience in their teaching area. There must be evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level and the potential for service and research/scholarship that supports the program and the School. They must demonstrate ongoing relevance through intellectual contributions in research/scholarship or be within five years of receiving terminal degrees.
  • a Ph.D. in Finance or a closely related fieldat least two years of teaching experience in Finance as faculty or a Ph.D. student by the time of hiring. Instructional experiences while a Ph.D. student (e.g., a teaching assistantship) will satisfy teaching experience requirements only when the applicant serves as the primary Instructor for the course.  Serving as a tutor, grader, periodic guest lecturer, or similar roles do not meet the experience requirement.
  • the demonstrated potential or evidence for quality research and publications. The applicant should show recent intellectual contributions in research/scholarship or be within five years of receiving their terminal degree.  Some indicators satisfying this requirement may include:
  • A premier journal publication (e.g., A* rated on the ADBC list), or
  • Two high-quality journal articles (e.g., A-rated on the ADBC list), or
  • At least three academic refereed journal articles, or scholarly books, or
  • A mixture of at least four refereed academic articles, scholarly books or papers, research grants, industry white papers, and other peer-reviewed research.
  • Applicants at either the instructor level or the level of Assistant Professor - Clinical Teaching Track must have the ability to teach in various subjects such as Investment Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Intuitions, and International Finance. Typical indicators include past teaching of similar courses, relevant course work at the graduate level, or highly relevant peer-reviewed quality research work on the subject.

    Preferred Qualifications:


  • A Ph.D. or DBA in Finance (or related fields) from an AACSB accredited university
  • Experience in online or hybrid delivery
  • Potential for teaching effectiveness.  Typical indicators include past teaching/course evaluations, a documented history of developed courses/curricula, and/or pedagogical training.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor:

  • Experience in online or hybrid delivery
  • Experience with case teaching, experiential learning methodologies, or other modern pedagogy.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Denver
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 6, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/7/2021
    Application Due: 7/6/2021
    Work Type: Full Time