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Adjunct Faculty Member- Luter School of Business / Finance

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Adjunct Faculty Member- Luter School of Business / Finance

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The Luter School of Business is continuously accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas:

  • Managerial or Corporate Finance – This course will prepare students with knowledge and understanding of the basics of financial management and the evolving role of financial managers. Topics typically covered in this course include: mathematics of finance, valuation of securities, financial analysis, working capital management, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long and short term financing, international financial management, and financial planning.
  • Principles of Investment – This is a survey course dealing with the investment characteristics of securities, the fundamentals of portfolio planning, and the operation and regulation of securities markets. This course focuses on analysis and solution of financial problems related to investment in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivative securities and includes analysis of market trends, timing of investments and the effects of taxation on investment strategy and policy.
  • Management of Financial Institutions – The course focuses on the operating environment of financial institutions in terms of performance criteria, loan and investment policy, regulation, and social and economic implications. The course deals with the current and proposed changes in the functioning and role of banks, capital markets, insurance companies and other institutions providing financial products and services.
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance – This is a course to strengthen students’ knowledge of corporate financial management and the analytics of financial decisions. The course will explore advanced financial theories and the theoretical framework for financial analysis and decision-making. The following topics will be explored: capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, cost of capital determination, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and financial distress and bankruptcy.
  • Portfolio Management – The course will focus on advanced investment topics, focusing on building and managing portfolios of stocks, bonds, currencies and other financial assets. Topics may also include the role of physical assets in portfolio optimization and the institutional management of investment portfolios for individual investors (mutual funds, bank trust departments, hedge funds). The course will cover the theory and practice of managing portfolios of securities to achieve desired objectives. It will focus on methods of portfolio construction, asset allocation strategies, international diversification and the role of institutional management.
  • Risk Management – Risk management is a fundamental corporate and personal issue. Risks are encountered in both product and capital markets. This course identifies risks in each of these markets and explores the methods and devices used to mitigate those risks. Risk management may incorporate computer models and other tools. Emphasis is given to the use of derivative securities such as options, futures, and swaps in risk management.
  • Financial Policy and Strategy – The capstone course in finance deals with the strategies of corporate financial management. This is also a writing intensive course, involving team case studies and presentations of case solutions.
  • Personal Finance – This course is designed for non-business majors. The course will teach students to exercise intelligent control over their income, expenditures, borrowing, saving, investments and financial planning.
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis – This course examines the interrelationships among accounting statements, economic analysis and corporate finance models. It covers corporate reporting under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Specific topics include financial analysis, pro forma financial statements and equity valuation.
  • Advanced Corporate Finance - This course examines the relationships between finance and microeconomics. The major focus is on advanced topics in capital structure and valuation principles and their theoretical underpinnings with an emphasis on applying modern finance theories that utilize strong analytical and quantitative skills. Specific topics include security valuation, money and capital markets, and quantitative methods in finance.
  • Modern Portfolio Management: Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking – This course is designed to introduce students to different aspects of modern portfolio theory, asset selection, allocation, and rebalancing. Both the mathematical and behavioral aspects of portfolio construction are studied. Risk assessment and optimal combination of securities are discussed in detail. The course makes extensive use of Matlab and Excel modeling as crucial parts of the Data Analytics applied to Finance.
  • Wealth Management and Personal Hedging – The purpose of this course is to improve students knowledge in wealth management and financial planning through case studies and completion of a complex financial plan. Students are expected to demonstrate advanced financial planning skills through the development and implementation of client-centered financial recommendations. The focus is on advanced private wealth management topics, such as multi-generational estate planning, sophisticated tax planning strategies, retirement planning, asset protection, and risk management. Practical hands-on experience with Tableau is emphasized to improve student’s ability to tell stories with client data.
  • Behavioral Finance and Professional Relationships – A study of the key psychological obstacles to value maximizing behavior and steps that managers can take to mitigate their effects, using the traditional tools of finance. Focus is on understanding the underlying factors and processes that result in nonoptimal decision making by financial managers and investment professionals. Topics include perceptions about risk and reward and financial decision making in the areas of investing, trading, valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, agency conflicts, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. The key role played by emotions and recent findings from neuroscience are explored. In addition, the course develops the skills required of finance and accounting professionals to build successful client relationships.
  • Advanced Derivatives Analysis – This course will take the students beyond the valuation of derivatives and will focus on their applications. A thorough understanding and analysis of financial derivatives are keys to corporate risk management and financial engineering. In depth analysis of options, futures, and financial swaps in modern portfolio management, detailed study of options on debt, foreign currencies, and futures contracts will be addressed. Effective use of Excel and other data analysis techniques will provide students with valuable marketable skills.
  • Financial Regulation and Professional Responsibility – This course covers the principles, rules, and regulations governing the conduct of Certified Public Accountants, Analysts, Certified Financial Planners, and Personal Financial Specialists. It addresses the regulatory challenges presented by new technologies such as blockchain. Additionally, the course covers professional standards of practice and the legal and ethical implications of conflicts of interest, insider trading, and fraud.
  • Entrepreneurial Finance – This course introduces students to the full range of alternative financing for enterprises, including friends and family, angels, venture capital, special situation debt, hedge funds, real estate, and leveraged buyouts. Students learn to address the analysis and valuation of opportunities from startup through the early stages of growth to consolidation and bankruptcy. Finally, students are exposed to the use of alternative financial vehicles in a diversified investment portfolio.
  • Data Management and Analytics - This course provides students with knowledge of data analytics techniques for financial analysis and decision making. The course includes hands on problem solving using SQL and programming languages such as Python for data extraction, cleaning, and visualization. This course focuses on topics of particular importance to the accounting and finance professional.
  • Cybersecurity for Finance and Accounting Professionals – This course covers the data and technological frameworks that define cybersecurity. Students gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity to the finance and accounting profession through exploring foundational cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, and emerging IT and IS technologies. The course also addresses the legal environments that impact cyber-security.
  • Integrated Financial Analysis and Strategy – This course builds upon the material covered in the previous courses and uses case studies and simulations to develop professional skills. Students will be challenged to utilize integrative technical knowledge, data analytics tools and discipline-specific concepts to address existing and emerging issues in financial analysis. Additionally, students will conduct a team-based, semester-long project relevant to the MFinA curriculum for clients and present their results to client representatives.

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, or a bachelor’s degree with significant professional experience in a related field. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Departmental Information:

The Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University is composed of 21 faculty and four majors (Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing). The Luter School’s AACSB-accredited business curriculum requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, and attracts some of the University’s best students. The business program offers opportunities for internships, executive mentorships, international experiences, volunteer work and research collaboration with faculty. For more information, visit our website at

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit">

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Please provide the following: 1. Cover letter describing qualifications 2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience 3. Contact information for at least three references Review of applications will begin immediately.

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