Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance (2022)Location:
Lexington, VirginiaOpen Date:
Jul 29, 2022Description:
The Washington and Lee University Accounting and Finance Department plans to hire up to two full-time tenure-track positions in Finance at the assistant or associate level (without tenure) beginning July 1st, 2023. The area of research specialty is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching interests in Corporate Finance and Real Estate Finance. The successful candidates will teach the required Managerial Finance course and elective courses in finance.
Both positions require a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and value interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy. Our school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and a 4-week spring term. The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year, with the half course most often taught every other year in our unique spring term. Faculty are also expected to have an active research program. To support faculty research agendas, the university offers a summer research grant program, a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program. The university subscribes to Bloomberg, Factset and several databases accessible through WRDS.
Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.Qualifications:
A doctorate in finance or related field from an AACSB accredited school.
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in teaching finance at the undergraduate level are required.Application Instructions:
We are using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search: http://apply.interfolio.com/110723. Applicants to this position receive a Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Review of applications will begin September 15th, 2022. We will conduct preliminary Zoom interviews in late September / early October after which we will invite select candidates for campus visits later in the fall term. To be considered, applicants should submit the following:
- Cover Letter summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (including representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and complete course evaluations with student comments).
- Sample of scholarly work
- Name and contact information for three professional references
For more information, please contact Professor Aliaa Bassiouny at [email protected].Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.