Assistant Professor of Finance

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 9, 2023

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 applications.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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 objectives.
  • Encourages class participation and provide assistance as appropriate to students in completing class assignments. Manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning.
  • 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.
Research and Scholarship

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 talented
  • 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.

To Apply

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 .

If you need assistance with the online application process, please email 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 Employer

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 .

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