Assistant Professor in Finance

Job description

Job no: 495578
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Finance

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Our College is AACSB-accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With more than 68 full-time faculty members, COBE offers undergraduate education to more than 3,100 students and six distinct masters programs to more than 300 students.

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Level Scope:

The College of Business and Economics Finance department offers a high-technology learning environment with computers at every workstation. Our financial trading room affords students the opportunity to work on Bloomberg terminals and to become Bloomberg certified. The College of Business and Economics is supportive of research endeavors, including providing access to databases via WRDS.

Essential Functions:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
  • Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
  • Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
  • Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
  • Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
  • Direct culminating activities for graduate students

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.

This is a Tenure-track position at an Assistant Professor rank. This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in financial institutions, investments, or corporate finance as well as other courses in finance.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations

  • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate, an equivalent terminal degree, or nationally-recognized excellence in their field.

Undergraduate Instruction: Hold a degree in the field of instruction (as determined by the discipline) at least one level above that of the program taught.
Graduate Instruction: Hold a terminal degree determined by the discipline and have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the graduate program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in finance or related field, or expected completion of a Ph.D. by August 2021 from an AACSB-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated record of recent scholarly activity (or for recent graduates, demonstrated promise of high quality future scholarly activity).
  • Dedication to excellence in teaching.
  • Ability to utilize technology in the classroom
  • A commitment to develop electronic delivery of course content.
  • An appreciation for diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Dedication to service and collegial interaction with other faculty, staff and students.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

The online application will require the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and interest in Boise State
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job Market Paper
  • Compiled teaching evaluations for all courses taught over the prior three years
  • The application process includes providing the contact information for 3 references

Contact Dr. Jared Egginton at [email protected] with any questions.

Our application system has 3 slots for uploading documents of unlimited size. One reserved for the Curriculum Vitae, one for the cover letter and one remaining slot for all other requested documents. Please condense your files as necessary.

Advertised: April 8, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: April 25, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time