Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



JOB TITLE:                                  
Assistant Professor, if the candidate has a Ph.D.; Instructor if ABD

Appointment begins August 23, 2021; classes begin August 30, 2021

Review of complete applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:                     
Full-Time, 9-month, non-tenure track position in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the area of Finance


The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year term faculty position in the area of Finance at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2021. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching and service. The school’s current teaching need is in the area of Finance at the undergraduate level. Currently, the teaching load is seven sections (21 credits) per academic year. The individual hired for this position will be responsible for teaching required and elective Finance courses. Responsibilities also include advising undergraduate students, working with student organizations and engaging in service activities with colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations.

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building.  Approximately 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school’s programs.  There are currently 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE’s website at http://lsbe.d.umn.edu.

Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. As a popular tourist destination, Duluth is visited by 3.5 million people annually, accounting for a $780 million economic impact. Duluth is also the hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota and is home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.


  1. A minimum of a Master’s degree in Finance or Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Finance from an AACSB-International accredited institution or a major national university, or be ABD in Finance.
  2. If the applicant has a Master’s degree and is not ABD or Ph.D. in the Finance discipline, the applicant must have relevant work experience that demonstrates active involvement in Finance since the time of the Master’s degree completion.
  3. Must meet conditions for one of the four 2013 AACSB faculty qualifications [Scholarly Academic (SA), Practice Academic (PA), Scholarly Practitioner (SP), or Instructional Practitioner (IP)] as defined by LSBE (see https://lsbe.d.umn.edu/docs/Faculty%20Qualifications%20Definitions.pdf).
  4. Applicants must have experience in either training/public speaking within an organized setting or teaching at least one university-level course as instructor or teaching assistant.
  5. Demonstrated evidence of effective written communication skills needed for successful teaching.


  1. Ph.D. in Finance from an AACSB-International accredited institution.
  2. Related practitioner experience in Finance consistent with the courses to be taught.
  3. Successful collegiate teaching in Finance. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively to a diverse group of students. 
  4. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to conduct research leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals or have published articles and/or submissions in peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom with a diverse group of students.


Applications must be submitted online. The screening committee will begin its review of completed applications on March 29 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.

To apply for this position, go to  http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 339412. First submit the online application with cover letter and CV/resume (# 1 and 2). Then return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents (# 3 and #4, optional teaching evaluations).

Complete applications MUST include:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Graduate transcript (official or unofficial)

                OPTIONAL to include:

  • Teaching Evaluations completed by students (attach as “Portfolio”)

    Questions can be directed to the chair of the Screening Committee:
    Randy Skalberg, Chair-Screening Committee
    Department of Accounting and Finance, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
    360D LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Phone: 218-726-7150; Fax: 218-726-8510
    Email: rskalber@d.umn.edu

    Background Check:
    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
    The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

    Special Notice for COVID-19 Hiring
    The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.