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Associate Professor/Professor of Professional Practice in Enterprise Risk Management

Columbia University School of Professional Studies
New York City, New York
$170,000 - $200,000 + benefits
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time position at the level of Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice to teach in the MS Program in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). This position will begin on July 1, 2024, and is a full-time appointment with a multi-year renewal contingent on a successful review.

The successful candidate will be a professional with corporate ERM or financial risk management experience. 

Candidates with corporate ERM experience would be expected to teach one or more courses related to ERM frameworks (COSO ERM; Basel Accords; ISO 31000; value-based ERM) such as Traditional ERM Practices, Value-Based Enterprise Risk Management, and the Capstone. They may also be asked to teach courses related to stakeholder ERM requirements or communications.

Candidates with risk management experience would be expected to teach one or more of the following courses, such as Financial Risk Management, Intro to Quantitative Risk Management, and Coding for Risk Management. They may also be asked to teach one or more courses related to stakeholder ERM requirements or communications. 

In addition to regular teaching, responsibilities will include service to the program and eminence building (e.g., speaking at industry conferences, authoring articles for industry publications, and participation in research opportunities).

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program at Columbia University prepares graduates to inform better risk-reward decisions by providing a complete, robust, and integrated picture of both upside and downside volatility across an entire enterprise.  The program focuses on all aspects of ERM. 

Master's or doctoral degrees are strongly preferred. All applicants must have a BA/BS.

Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice are expected to have:

  • Substantial professional experience and accomplishments, prominence in the industry, and evidence of professional growth and activity in the field.

  • Teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the classroom and professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have significant recent ERM/risk-related experience in either organizational roles or consulting or both. They'll also hold either of the following:

  • A doctoral or master's degree in ERM, risk management, finance, financial engineering, economics, business, operations research or other ERM/risk area.

  • A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please provide the following required materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing Sample(s)
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (solicited via Interfolio application platform)
  • Teaching Evaluations (optional)
  • Research Abstract (optional)
  • Publication(s) (optional) 

Questions or concerns about this position should be directed to

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and the department is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world for more than 250 years. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.

The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University offers innovative and rigorous programs that integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, combine theory with practice, leverage the expertise of our students and faculty, and connect global constituencies. Through eighteen professional master's degrees, courses for advancement and graduate school preparation, certificate programs, summer courses, high school programs, and a program for learning English as a second language, the School of Professional Studies transforms knowledge and understanding in service of the greater good.

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