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Assistant Professor of Business (tenure-track)

Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2023

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The Department of Economics and Business at Southwestern University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business (subfield: Finance) faculty member to join an innovative liberal arts undergraduate business education department starting the fall semester of 2024.


Our highest priority for this tenure-track position in Business - Finance is for a candidate with disciplinary expertise in finance and the ability to create and teach interdisciplinary courses. This position will also help support Southwestern’s distinctive Financial Analyst Program in which students manage a $1.5 million endowed fund. Our preference is to have candidates with an interest and experience in teaching courses such as finance, investments, financial statement analysis, financial modeling, or other finance-related courses targeted to a general business major. Candidates with teaching and research interests in any finance area are encouraged to apply.


The department values applications from those able to contribute to the university’s strong interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Latin American and Border Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, and Feminist Studies, and a variety of interdisciplinary minors including International Studies, Health Studies, and Data Analytics. In keeping with Southwestern University's commitment to diversity, the department encourages those from underrepresented minority groups and those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion to apply. The typical teaching load is a 3/2 and Southwestern University offers many opportunities for research funding to support professional development activities. Faculty are expected to maintain a research program that results in peer-reviewed professional achievement, participate actively in university service, participate conscientiously in academic advising and retention initiatives, and exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness.


A Ph.D. in finance or related field is required. Ph.D. completed by August 2024 is preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Significant industry experience will also be considered in candidate evaluation.


The Economics and Business Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2022 semester, 36% of students enrolled at Southwestern were members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty, and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. In your application materials, please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.


To apply, candidates should submit the following information to Interfolio


  • a cover letter that speaks to their desire to teach finance and related financial courses within a liberal arts university setting a curriculum vitae or resume a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest and experiences working with diverse student populations two confidential letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching performance and/or potential); letter writers will receive an email allowing them to directly upload the letter into Interfolio a short list of courses in which you have a strong interest in teaching.

Priority will be given to applications received before October 1. Candidates will be interviewed on site during the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in Chicago (October 11 - 14).


Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area.  Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website:


Southwestern University is committed to inclusive excellence that provides access and support, enables participation, and removes barriers so that all people within our community are empowered and can thrive in a campus that is welcoming and validating. Inclusion is the deliberate effort to create an environment in which people from all backgrounds - including but not limited to people of color (race, ethnicity, nationality), sex, sexual identity, gender identity, age, physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, religion, immigrants, and the intersection of these identities - are not only included but welcomed, valued, respected, considered, and supported within our community. People from marginalized (i.e., devalued) and/or minoritized (i.e, underrepresented) groups are heard, seen, respected and accepted in all aspects of our community.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time appointment begins.  Sponsorship for an employment-based visa may be an option depending upon university needs and the applicant's qualifications.


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Southwestern University is an E-Verify Employer. EOE/M/F


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