Instructor of Finance (Associate Faculty)

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

APPOINTMENT: 08/19/2021

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment. A minimum teaching load of 4/3 is required. Primary teaching needs are at the Macomb campus, with some livestream and online courses as well, in the areas of financial health, financial management, portfolio management. Preferred candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach introductory economics classes. Service activities are encouraged, including interactions with external business constituencies and student engagement activities.

RANK & SALARY: Instructor/Associate Faculty. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Master's in Finance, MBA with a Finance concentration, or closely related graduate degree, and recent professional experience (corporate finance, investment, or banking) are both required. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and familiarity with finance-relevant technology.



Graduate degree from an AACSB-accredited university.
Academic preparation in finance, as well as intermediate-level economics.
Professional experience in corporate finance, investment, or banking. Finance related professional certification (e.g., CFA)
Classroom teaching experience
Experience with technology-driven course delivery, including video conferencing and online methods
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.


THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Decision Sciences offers B.B. degrees in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Business Analytics.  The College of Business and Technology (CBT) has over 2,100 undergraduate majors, 275 graduate students, and 126 full-time faculty, and is accredited by AACSB International at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.