Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Assistant/Associate Professor

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Jul 7, 2021

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for a tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Finance.  Review of applications will begin August 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Faculty members are expected to publish in top finance journals, to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university.  Candidates must be able to work effectively within a Department and a College that places significant emphasis on interaction and cross-functional integration.  The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Effective date of employment will be August 1, 2022, or when filled. Compensation will be competitive.

Program Information

The Department of Finance is one of seven departments within the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.  The Department has a mission that includes excellence in research, teaching and service, while working within the framework of the College’s overall mission.  The Department enjoys a strong and meaningful position within the College, and faculty members are active participants in College-wide programs and priorities.  The Department of Finance is a popular major at The University of Tennessee and includes curriculum at the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral levels; and the Department houses the Masters Investment Learning Center.  The Department values a collegial environment where faculty members work well with each other and with doctoral students.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission at the undergraduate and eventually at the MBA and/or Ph.D. levels. Research requirements include a strong and continuing record of publication in top-tier journals in the field of finance and an interest in working with other faculty members and graduate students on research projects. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 


Knoxville, Tennessee is the gateway to the Smoky Mountains and is frequently listed as one of the “Best Places to Live” based on the low cost of living and abundance of outdoor activities.


Required: A Ph.D. degree in finance or a related field in hand (including August 2022 graduation) as of the starting date of employment. 

Preferred: The ideal candidate will have a commitment to a scholarly research record as evidenced by publications (or work toward publications) in top-tier journals in the field of finance, a commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an appreciation of the role of the discipline of finance in other business functions, and the ability to work well with college and departmental colleagues in interdisciplinary programs.

Application Instructions:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their application materials via Interfolio. The application package should include a cover letter indicating interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of successful prior teaching (course materials, teaching evaluations, etc.), a recent publication or working paper, contact information consisting of three (3) references, and three (3) letters of reference.  The search will remain open until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Jeannie Goodman ([email protected] or 865-974-3218) or the Chair of the Search Committee, Andy Puckett ([email protected]).


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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