Assistant Professor Finance (Tenure-Track)

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor Finance (Tenure-Track)

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75

University Background:
California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) School of Management is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Finance at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual dedicated to teaching, scholarship, collaborating with, and mentoring a diverse student body. Specifically, we seek someone with experience in meeting the needs of our growing Latina/o student body (currently representing over 32% of undergraduates) and other underrepresented student groups. A PhD or DBA in Finance or a closely related field is required for this position. This position is expected to start in Fall 2021 pending budget approval.

Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students who come from 48 countries and represent a variety of faiths. Nearly 60% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups or international students, and over 30% of freshmen are first-generation students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

The School of Management, which offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, is the largest of the professional schools at the university. The mission of the School of Management is to prepare students for success with integrity in their professional and personal lives through scholarship, diverse learning experiences, and community engagement in a global context. For more information, visit

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties:
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Performs related duties as assigned. E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of University students.
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD or DBA in Finance or a closely related field (ABD accepted and would be hired at instructor level until acquired);

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will: (1) possess a PhD or DBA in Finance or a closely related field (ABD accepted and would be hired at instructor level until acquired); (2) be proficient at teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate finance courses; (3) have an active scholarship agenda and publication record; (4) be effective at advising and mentoring diverse student bodies; (5) actively participate in service at the school and university levels according to institutional needs. Finance industry working experiences and/or active finance-related professional certifications/credentials (e.g. CFA, CFP, CAIA, FRM) are highly desired.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Indoor classroom environment; seated for extended periods of time; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Number: Faculty000232020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/23/2021
Position End Date:
Open Date: 11/10/2020
Close Date: 1/15/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Applications should include a complete
1. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its designation as an HSI;
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume;
3. Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students;
4. Statement of research and scholarly activities;
5. Three letters of recommendation including at least one addressing teaching excellence related to finance courses (this will be done through the application process system)

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.