Assistant Professor, Finance

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Purpose:

The School of Business Administration at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites candidates for a full-time, tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Finance beginning in the fall of 2021. The successful candidate is expected to take part in teaching, professional development, academic citizenship and service and advising as specified below, as per the Faculty Handbook requirements for all faculty.

Essential Functions:

Teaching—The faculty member is expected to teach 9 credits each semester during the academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the finance discipline, preparing students to successfully work in a culturally diverse, global context. It is expected that this position holder would teach the core graduate course in Corporate Finance along with one or more courses in Financial Institutions, among others. Future department needs may dictate shifts in teaching responsibilities. Summer teaching opportunities may also be available but are neither required nor guaranteed. The current finance curriculum is available at the University’s website.

Professional Development—This position requires that the faculty member remain current with finance theory and practice and conduct quality research leading to publication in peer-reviewed academic journals in the discipline.

Academic Citizenship & Service—The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty of the School of Business Administration, with full voting privileges in the University faculty assembly and the school, and as such is expected to be a contributing member of the Finance discipline, the school, and the University. Participation on University and school committees is required. Engagement in the local community is also expected.

Advising – There are no student advising requirements for first-year faculty, but academic advising will become part of the individual’s duties following a successful first year.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Finance – ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 1, 2021
  • Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in finance
  • Evidence of ability to conduct quality research leading to publication in peer-reviewed academic journals in the discipline
  • Demonstrated willingness to advance the mission of the University and School of Business Administration
  • Evidence of ability to respond to the culturally-related academic needs of all students and to work effectively in a diverse, collegial environment.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at:  Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit all of the following documents: (1) a cover letter*, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) research statement and sample, and (6) names and contact information for three professional references. Email inquiries to: Dr. Danielle Xu, Professor of Finance, The position closes on 9/30/2020, at midnight, PDT. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

*Cover letter should address how the candidate will advance the missions of Gonzaga University and the School of Business Administration, including the role of diversity and inclusion, in the conduct of academic work in teaching, scholarship and service.