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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Finance and Business Law - 20067

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 4, 2023


The Department of Finance and Business Law in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Finance beginning August 2024. Other ranks will be considered for candidates with exceptional qualifications. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Finance, research, and service to the University and community.


The successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate finance courses in our BBA, MBA, MS, and DBA programs. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate and graduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, University, profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace inclusion as a member of the University community.


Minimum Qualifications:
- A Ph.D. degree in Finance or equivalent is required at the start of employment. Applicants at the ABD status and intend to finish by the start date may also be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate and graduate students

- Clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations

- Serving as an active member of the University community

- Ability to work well in a team, engage with students, and be active in department and University activities

- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills

- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds


Full-Time Teaching Responsibilities Include:
- Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Finance and finance-related areas, such as real estate and financial planning.
- Research expectations include peer-reviewed journal articles, case studies, books (book chapters), and other intellectual contributions defined in the CoBE Faculty Handbook.
- Faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities.
- Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, College, and university levels and participation in community organizations relevant to the candidate's expertise and interest.
- Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach traditional, online, and/or a hybrid format or courses in the evenings.
- Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminars or University Learning Communities or participate in other programs to improve student success.


The Finance and Business Law Department is one of the seven departments in the College of Business and Economics . There are 17 full-time faculty and staff members supporting nearly 700 undergraduate (with majors, minors, and emphases in general Finance, investments, financial planning, real estate, insurance, and business law) and graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Finance. The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the largest AACSB-accredited business school in the state of Wisconsin. The College enrolls approximately 3,500 business undergraduate students, offering 15 majors and 26 emphases. Nearly 1,000 graduate students are enrolled in a breadth of online and on-campus programs, including the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Education in School Business Management, Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology, and the Doctorate of Business Administration.


Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater's main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater's campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family - led by caring faculty and staff - is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater's intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report, please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


Applications received by September 22, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Stephanie Church

Administrative Assistant III, Finance & Business Law



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter/letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)
  • Name and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
This Job ID is 20067.

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