Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance - 000194 & 000755

University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
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Oct 21, 2021

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance - 000194 & 000755

The University of Richmond Robins School of Business, Finance Department invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2022-23 academic year.

Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Finance. Applicants may be ABD, but must complete the Ph.D. by the start date. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach courses in corporate finance and have a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. In addition to corporate finance, applicants with an interest in teaching international finance, investments, and fixed income and derivatives are also encouraged to apply. Generally, a tenure-track faculty member teaches five sections per year with an average class size of 20-25 students and will have two different course preparations. Successful candidates should have teaching experience as an independent instructor and be able to provide evidence of effective teaching. In addition to excellence in the classroom, the department expects a commitment to meaningful academic research and a record of scholarly achievement evidenced by articles published, forthcoming, or in advanced stages of review at high-quality academic journals. Database subscriptions include WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, and Datastream. The Lessing Trading Floor provides a modern finance lab with twelve Bloomberg terminals, Morningstar, and other resources to support experiential investment programs such as our Junior Analyst seminars and Student Managed Investment Fund. There is also the ability to have funding for additional data sources.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see

The Robins School of Business is part of a private, highly selective university, with a liberal arts orientation and a rising national and international profile. The U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University of Richmond #22 overall among national liberal arts colleges. The Robins School of Business is ranked #23 in the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2021 rankings by Poets & Quants for Undergrads. The Finance faculty work in a collegial environment with an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and a cohesive approach to the educational needs of students.

Applicants should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing your interest in the position, evidence of teaching ability including a brief statement about your teaching history and philosophy, as well as teaching evaluations, and a statement of research interests, job market paper, and sampling of other research projects. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. We will conduct interviews at the FMA and potentially at the AFA meetings. Review of applications will commence August 2021 and continue until the position is filled


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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