Faculty Position - Finance
Department of Business and Management
The Department of Business and Management at Vanguard University of
Southern California invites applications for a professional or
tenure track position in finance within a program that emphasizes
professor-student interaction, experiential learning, and
interdisciplinary collaboration. Areas of specialization are open
however, preference will be given to those with experience in Risk
Management, Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance and Markets and
Institutions. The successful candidate will be a team player who is
a critical thinker who combines insight, creativity, analytics, and
technology with a practical approach to finance education. Vanguard
seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to
integration of faith and learning in their respective fields.
The Department of Business and Management at Vanguard University is
part of the Division of Business and Communication and offers three
distinct majors: Business Administration, Marketing, and
Accounting. The department also offers concentrations in data
analytics, management, organizational psychology, and international
business, with the hope of adding a finance concentration, minor or
major. The division houses COMPASS, a program supporting
professional skills and leadership training, a chapter of Sigma
Beta Delta, and a newly launched Accounting Society. The department
fosters a collaborative, supportive environment for faculty with
room for innovative thinking and opportunities for personal growth
Vanguard University is a private, Christian, comprehensive
university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping
students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership
and service. A strong commitment to cultural diversity, racial
reconciliation, and gender equality is a consequence of Vanguard
being deeply grounded in the faith tradition that brought the
University into existence. Moreover, these core values continue to
define the institutional vision that pulls the Vanguard community
forward toward its mission and educational targets and goals.
Within this Christian context of inclusiveness, the University aims
to provide a quality educational experience by cultivating the
Spirit-empowered life in Christian experience and service;
promoting academic excellence that integrates faith and life; and
providing professor-mentors in a dynamic community
The University is in beautiful Orange County, CA and enjoys easy
proximity to Southern California beaches, Disneyland and numerous
Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.
- Teach undergraduate-level courses in finance as outlined in the
business curriculum, emphasizing theoretical as well as
experiential learning. These courses may include corporate finance,
investments, advanced corporate finance, money and banking,
international finance, money & financial markets, real estate
finance and related courses.
- Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of
students to engage in critical discourse and thinking in regard to
finance, industry standards and ethical responsibility.
- Provide opportunities for students to practice essential job
- Be committed to service and engagement in the Department, the
University, the profession, and the community.
- Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum
implementation, student support, and continuous program
- Mentor business students with academic plans and career
- Imagine, promote, and lead new initiatives.
- Candidates with a PhD/DBA in Finance are preferred. Qualified
individuals with an MBA in economics/finance plus a combination of
extensive teaching and finance industry experience will be
- Candidates must have evidence of a strong commitment to
teaching in a liberal arts environment. Interacting with students,
working collaboratively with faculty from other disciplines,
faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of
view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values,
and culture must be a top priority of the candidate.
- Demonstrated teaching ability at the undergraduate level.
Experience with hyflex and/or online delivery methods
- A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of
faith and learning.
Assistant Professor: $58,242 to $78,336
Associate Professor: $67,932 to $91,494
Professor: $78,846 to $109,548
Placement at appropriate rank (e.g., Assistant, Associate, or Full
Professor) and initial salary is dependent upon education,
experience, and based on Vanguard's faculty compensation schedule.
The upper range is reserved for candidates that demonstrate the
highest level of proficiency within a particular rank. Vanguard
University also offers a very competitive and generous benefits
: Please complete and submit the
Faculty application along with the below documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send your documents directly to the Department
Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus
Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian
Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
Curriculum vitae - with specific elements included
Pastoral reference letter
Three references - contact info.
Copies of unofficial transcripts (to be verified by
notarization prior to employment)
*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a
completed Faculty application in order to be considered.
To apply, please visit: https://www.vanguard.edu/resources/human-resources/vu-careers/~board/hr-open-positions/post/ffn922