Assistant Professor of Finance
Candidates are sought for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Finance faculty appointment in the Department of Finance to be effective Fall Semester 2021. Late stage doctoral students who expect to graduate by August 2021 or recent PhD graduates in finance or a related discipline are preferred. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct high-level research publishable in the premier academic finance journals.
Applicants should have expertise in supporting the RCB’s strategic goal of becoming one of the few leading business schools at the forefront of transforming business education and research in the areas of FinTech, data analytics, and financial innovation and entrepreneurship. Opportunities for conducting research in these areas are excellent with many similarly interested colleagues in the Department of Finance and other units in the RCB including the Institute for Insight, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and School of Accountancy. The Department also organizes an annual FinTech research conference in partnership with the Review of Financial Studies. The RCB is among the first U.S. business schools to operate a FinTech Laboratory. Further, the RCB is the host institution for the University System of Georgia’s FinTech Academy, which serves to bring together the burgeoning Georgia FinTech business community with academic institutions to develop future leaders in the sector through innovative educational programs. The Department also values a commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, MS, and PhD levels.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
GSU is a major urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. One of the 10 largest and most diverse accredited business colleges in the United States, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 7,500 students and over 70,000 alumni. According to Standard & Poor’s, more Georgia executives hold graduate degrees from Robinson and Georgia State than from any other school in the nation. The college is highly ranked: according to the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking, Robinson’s research productivity makes us #1 in Georgia and #4 in the Southeast. Its flagship part-time MBA is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is considered by Financial Times to be one of the world’s premier programs.
We are creating a new kind of business school - one uniquely capable of developing people from all backgrounds into talented business leaders who will create value in an era of digital transformation. We are extending our STEM perspectives and capabilities in new areas - computer science, data analytics, and FinTech - and integrating them with the core activities of the business school. Our students will connect these new analytical skills with business concepts in immersive experiences, allowing them to capture value from innovation in rapidly changing environments. In all, Robinson itself is learning new ways to collaborate with faculty, students, and business partners to develop a new generation of business leaders.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Further information about the RCB and the Department of Finance is online at http://robinson.gsu.edu/ and https://robinson.gsu.edu/academic-departments/finance/. Please submit all applications online at Academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of current research, and
at least three letters of recommendations. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Baozhong Yang, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to applications received by February 22, 2021, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The position is contingent on University budget approval.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. An offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background report.
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