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Lecturer in Finance, College of Business

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2023

The College of Business at University of Montana is seeking to fill a L ecturer position in Finance with an August 2023 start date. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and master’s levels and engage in professional and service activities. We will consider applicants with either a practitioner or academic background. We expect this position to be 0.7 to 0.8 FTE.

Required qualifications:
  • Master's or Ph.D. in finance or a closely related discipline (e.g., economics, accounting, or business) from an accredited university
  • Teaching experience or interest in at least two of the following areas: principles of finance, corporate finance, banking, financial analytics, real estate finance
  • Recent, relevant professional experience in finance in industry or academia
  • Candidate must be available to teach in-person classes on our Missoula, Montana campus.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Teaching quality demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and/or awards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, non-traditional aged students, military veterans).
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with the business community
  • Professional certification (e.g., CFA)
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Willingness to work with student groups, finance competition teams, and engage with CFA institute to manage the finance major’s participation in the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program
  • Graduate degree earned at a university accredited by AACSB International
The position is a non-tenure track position, and will be subject to the collective bargaining agreement which outlines faculty teaching, service expectations, and research responsibilities. We expect the lecturer to maintain AACSB qualifications under the College of Business faculty qualifications policy.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and is comparable with peer universities in the region.

About the Finance Program and College of Business

UM College of Business offers a bachelor’s degree with a finance major. Finance courses are also required in the MBA program. The finance faculty take a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students, both academically and professionally. We pride ourselves on our rigorous and relevant curriculum which prepares students to work in a broad array of finance careers in Montana and throughout the mountain West.

The College of Business creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students’ innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff. The College is one of the largest professional academic units on campus and is accredited by the AACSB at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About UM and Missoula

The University of Montana is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life. The vibrant downtown community embraces the state’s most sophisticated music and art scene.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl. Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock-climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “ 25 Best Towns ” “ Greatest Places to Live in America ” and one of “ The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids ,” lists Missoula as one of the “ Best College Towns ,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place " and #9 “ Least Stressed Cities in America .”

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023 by 11:59pm MST

Applications must be submitted through the University of Montana Jobs website directly. For best consideration, applications and should be received by May 7, 2023 . Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the positions. Complete applications must include:
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications, teaching interests, and why you are interested in this position
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Summary of recent teaching evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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