Assistant Professor in Finance, Tenure-track

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Full-time, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Finance, Starting fall semester 2021. 

Drake University, a private comprehensive university dedicated to quality teaching, seeks applications for a full-time (9-month appointment) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance position.  Primary teaching will be in the area of Corporate Finance with preference given to candidates who can teach Valuation and/or FinTech at undergraduate and graduate level. Normal teaching load is three courses (nine credit hours) per semester. The candidate will also be expected to participate in scholarship leading to publication in quality peer-reviewed journals, professional and program development, advising, outcomes assessment, and service activities for the university, college, and profession.


A PhD in Finance or a closely related field from an AACSB institution at time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates close to completion will be considered with a requirement of degree completion within one year of appointment. Applicants are required to be qualified according to AACSB standards.


Salary is competitive with peer AACSB schools and dependent on qualifications and experience.

The University:

Drake University is a private, comprehensive university dedicated to high quality teaching. It is located in Des Moines, Iowa, an insurance and financial center with a metropolitan population over 500,000.  Enrollment is selective and limited to approximately 5,500 students in the schools and colleges of the University.  Founded in 1881, Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1913.

The College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is accredited by the AACSB and offers strong undergraduate programs with over 1,000 students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in one or more of the College’s 10 majors. In addition, the Finance Program is a member of the CFA Institute's University Affiliation Program that incorporates a significant portion of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge. The CBPA’s graduate program offers four degrees to over 500 graduate students: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), and Master of Accounting (MAcc).

Application Instructions:

All candidates must provide evidence of effective teaching and an active research program. To be assured of full consideration, applicants must submit (i) a letter of application, (ii) a complete curriculum vitae, (iii) copies of graduate transcripts, (iv) evidence of effective teaching, (v) published (or in progress) manuscript, (vi) a diversity statement, and (vii) the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Questions may be directed to Inchul Suh, the search committee chair, at No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Candidates must demonstrate ability to provide support to and work with individuals and groups from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability and/or ethnic backgrounds.

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