Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Job Description Summary
The Department of Finance is seeking qualified candidates for a nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position in Finance. Contract renewed annually based on need, funding, and performance. This nine-month position is designed to support the Finance program of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate for this position is to teach a selection of undergraduate finance courses required of students in the finance degree program. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, and leadership to their finance program courses. Under typical circumstances, the teaching load will be 3-4 courses per semester, which includes course development and course management activities. In addition to instructional duties, successful candidates will be expected to perform service to the department, college, and university as would a participating member of the department.
The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of producing highly desired graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering both undergraduate majors and multiple Master’s and PhD options. In addition, the college raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive programs that are now ranked among the very best, with additional recognitions occurring in programs across the college. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction. The Department of Finance has a Ph.D. program, an M.S. in Finance program, and an undergraduate program that boasts some of the most successful placements and highest starting salaries at Auburn.
The Auburn Family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health, and societal impact. The University’s alumni have enjoyed success in myriad fields.
Auburn, Alabama is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the “Loveliest Village on the Plans,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, an outstanding K-12 school system, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional veterinary school for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 miles away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 miles southwest of Auburn. Beaches or mountains, whichever you prefer, are only a 3-4 hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Click here for more information on Auburn and the surrounding community.
Successful applicants must possess undergraduate and master or Ph.D. degrees in business or finance from an AACSB accredited institution prior to the date of employment. Applicants must have at least two years of experience teaching finance courses at an AACSB accredited institution of higher education. Candidates with a Ph.D. are desired. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of application materials will begin March 15, 2021. Select candidates will be invited to interview with Auburn faculty virtually. A review of and interviews with candidates will continue until qualified candidates are selected and recommended for appointment. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, student course evaluations, and names and contact information of three references. All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21390
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