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Assistant Professor, Finance (35859)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL

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Assistant Professor, Finance (35859)

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Assistant Professor

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College of Business Dean


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Overview :

The Department of Finance within the College of Business at Northern Illinois University invites applicants interested in contributing to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. An anticipated Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2023 and carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of FinTech courses at the Bachelor and/or Master level presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this well-established and highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation.

With approximately 16,000 students, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois. NIU strives to improve outcomes for all students by identifying and removing barriers that disproportionately hinder the academic achievement and student experience of historically and currently underserved populations. Ranked in Business Week’s Top 100 Undergraduate Programs and by Crain’s Chicago Business as having one of Chicago’s Best MBA Programs, the AACSB-accredited College of Business provides a highly engaged learning experience for approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students and is deeply committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. NIU’s geographical reach extends beyond its main DeKalb campus (65 miles west of downtown Chicago, 60 miles from the O’Hare International Airport, and 40 miles west of Naperville – a booming community with one of the best school systems in the nation) to satellite campuses in Naperville, Chicago and abroad as well as to students online.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Professor will be responsible for carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of FinTech courses at the bachelor and/or Master level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

Major responsibilities include – but are not limited to – providing excellent teaching to undergraduate and/or graduate students; productively engaging in scholarly activities; positively contributing to committee service within the department, college, and university; participating in student mentorship, research, recruitment and retention initiatives; and establishing partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

  • Ph.D. in Finance, Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely-related field from an accredited institution.
    • Candidates with non-finance degrees should have demonstrated competence in areas at the intersection of finance and technology.
    • While applicants who are dissertation candidates (ABD) will be considered, contracts will be contingent on doctorate degree completion.
  • Strong written communication skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Relevant professional work experience in banking, finance, Fintech or related areas; and those with a productive high-quality research agenda, a record of professional service, and evidence of student-focused activities.
  • Proven or potential excellence in teaching FinTech, quantitative and computational finance, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, machine learning, programming, e-payment, robo-advising, regulation, and data privacy and security.
  • Knowledge and desire to teach in areas that complement both the Department’s current and expected future programs and existing faculty members’ expertise.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to promoting a collegial environment in which faculty and staff support each other and their students.
  • Ability and willingness to embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunities to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high-quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement
  • Strong oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated successful prior experience teaching in the position’s area of focus;
  • Relevant professional work experience in banking, finance, Fintech or related areas;
  • A productive high-quality research agenda, a record of professional service, and evidence of student-focused activities;
  • Interest in making NIU their long-term home

Anticipated Appointment Start Date:

August 16, 2023

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Commensurate with experience and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package.

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Commensurate with experience and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package

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Application Procedure:

For full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete application packet online at: that includes: 1 – Cover Letter2 – Resume/Vita3 – Teaching Evaluation4 – Statement of Teaching Philosophy5 – Statement of Research Philosophy6 – Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Philosophy7 – Three Letters of Recommendation (emailed directly to [email protected])Please visit for more information about the university and for more information about the Finance Department and the College of Business. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately after the priority deadline of October 2, 2022. Applications submitted after this date are welcome, but will be considered as needed.

The search committee may conduct preliminary virtual interviews via ZOOM. For questions, please contact Gina Nicolosi, Chair, Department of Finance at [email protected].

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EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.


Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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