The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business invites
applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant
professor rank in finance to begin in the fall semester of 2023.
Visiting appointments will also be considered. An evolution of the
college’s longest standing department (Economics and Business
Administration), the School of Business was named in 2018 after
local philanthropist and social entrepreneur, George Delaplaine.
The School offers programs at the Bachelors, Master's and Doctoral
levels and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business
Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the premier accreditor of business
schools that focus primarily on teaching and learning.
The major in finance is the newest addition to the School’s
academic portfolio and reflects growing interest in the field both
regionally and nationally. The assistant professor of finance will
join a dynamic and highly engaged team of faculty and staff in the
School of Business, all of whom are dedicated to the professional
success of our students. The candidate will be expected to teach
courses in financial management, business finance, investment
analysis, portfolio management, and possibly other business courses
at the undergraduate and graduate levels (MBA, doctoral). They must
also be s tudent-focused and deeply committed to mission of both
the School and the College.
In addition to pursuing excellence in teaching, the successful
candidate will mentor and advise undergraduate majors in both
curricular and professional matters; they may also advise graduate
research. Beyond their work with students, the candidate must show
initiative in service to the department and the college and must
demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and its classroom
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Research and Scholarship
- Teaches courses in financial management, business finance,
investment analysis and portfolio management at the undergraduate
and M.B.A. levels.
- Demonstrates an ability or potential for quality teaching,
scholarly research, and service.
- Plans course syllabus and assignments for semester of study to
meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements
utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
- Evaluates students' learning styles, interests, aptitudes,
temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable
level of instruction and assignments.
- Instructs students in course content and provides learning
opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course
- Encourages class participation and provide assistance as
appropriate to students in completing class assignments. Manages
classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that
- Critiques performance on various assignments to measure the
quality of learning, to build thinking skills, to challenge
students’ assumptions, and to reinforce concepts, which may include
practical application of new skills.
- Maintains regular office hours and contact with students as
Works with student to address problems and resolve issues.
- Accompanies students on field trips or other off-campus
learning opportunities as appropriate.
- Determines grades for assignments and for overall achievement
in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students
and department as appropriate.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
Faculty in the School of Business represent diverse social science
and management disciplines. Accordingly, individual research
pursuits may vary but are expected to:
- reflect active and ongoing field-specific research to enhance a
general body of knowledge, and;
- result in publication through a variety of venues, including
traditional media (journals, business periodicals, conference
proceedings, etc.) and new media (online).
- Supports and participates in college committees and/or
professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and
meet academic needs of the
- Supports the College initiatives to recruit and retain
- Acts as an active member of the Hood College
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in
all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills
and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across
campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered,
liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in finance or a
related field in business or economics. Advanced ABDs and
candidates with a master’s degree in finance with significant
teaching and/or professional experience will also be considered.
Candidates should have teaching experience and a familiarity with
small, liberal arts colleges. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online via our electronic
application, which requires a cover letter with curriculum vitae
and three letters of recommendation.
Please send the letters of recommendation to email@example.com
If you need assistance with the online application process, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and
subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible
to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion,
or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or
employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as
required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation
for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about
discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to
the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401
Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For
complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy,
please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/