Assistant Professor of Finance

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Are you looking for colleagues who will value you and help you grow as a professional? Are you seeking to engage in research that makes a difference in the world? Are you looking for a university that will support your commitment to educating the next generation of finance professionals? Are you interested in bringing finance practice and new experiential learning strategies into the classroom? Are you committed to growing participation of women and under-represented minorities in finance? If so, the Department of Economics and Finance invites you to apply for a tenure-track position in finance at the assistant professor level beginning August 16, 2021.

The Department of Economics and Finance in the School of Business Administration, and houses the Davis Center for Portfolio Management and the Hanley Trading Center. The Davis Center is home to the $35 million Flyer Investments Fund, one of the five largest student-managed portfolios in the country, while the Hanley Trading Center provides students experience in trading derivatives. Finance is one of the largest majors on campus with students regular placing at leading firms in the finance industry. 

Our faculty have an active research culture. Current faculty have publications in top outlets such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking & Finance. The department also houses the editorial office of the International Review of Economics and Finance. The University of Dayton subscribes to WRDS, in addition to numerous data providers such as CRSP, CompuStat, SDC, TAQ, Bloomberg, and FactSet. 

Faculty are expected to teach courses in the undergraduate program, the MBA program, and in the Masters of Finance program in their specialty fields as well as other core finance courses as needed. Finance faculty also provide some support for the Masters in Financial Mathematics program offered by the mathematics department. A new assistant professor typically teaches a four-course load per year for two years and receives some summer research support. Other responsibilities include service to the department, School, University, and/or profession, and collaborative engagement with colleagues.

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Minimum Qualifications

    Ph.D. or D.B.A degree in finance or financial economics or related field before July 15, 2021 from an AACSB or comparably accredited program  Demonstrated potential to conduct high quality research Demonstrated potential to teach effectively

Application Procedure

Applications must be received by February 11, 2021. No applications can be considered after the deadline. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of research potential (such as a current working paper), evidence of effective teaching potential, student evaluations of teaching (if available), and a letter from the dissertation advisor indicating progress towards degree if ABD. Letters of recommendation (minimum two) will be required at a later date. For a complete list of qualifications and to submit application materials, please go to: For additional information or other questions may be directed to the Chair of the Finance Faculty Recruiting Committee,

About the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at