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Faculty Position in Finance

Employer
Buena Vista University
Location
Storm Lake, Iowa, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 22, 2024

Job Details



The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University (BVU) seeks a dynamic teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate business and finance education. The successful candidate will teach a variety of finance courses in the undergraduate curriculum such as managerial finance, investments, corporate finance, enterprise risk management, and other courses in the business core and finance concentration, consistent with their credentials and interests. This position offers the opportunity to serve as lead faculty in the finance program, working collaboratively to develop and guide the program.

The Business major in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business is designed to develop in students strong analytical, interpersonal, and professional skills grounded in a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning through opportunities such as internships, practicums, attendance at professional conferences, and partnering with faculty on research.

The Harold Walter Siebens Forum and the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business completed a $15.1 million-dollar renovation project to include state-of-the-art classrooms, trading room, and refreshed office, gathering spaces. The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business is an endowed school whose generous donors make it possible to support excellent value-added learning and professional development opportunities for students and faculty.

Essential Functions:
  • Teach 12 credit hours per fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of course release for running the trading lab
  • Incorporate experiential learning opportunities into classes and the student experience.
  • Practice quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Function independently and work effectively as a team member
  • Possess ability and willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Supervise, mentor, and advise students and student organizations
  • Remain current in the field through professional development activities
  • Be responsible for University services such as committee work and participation in departmental projects
  • Assist in the recruitment of students to the University
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Finance or a closely related field (non-tenure track).
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in the business core and finance concentration
  • Ability to incorporate the trading lab into instruction in key courses
  • Ability to teach, advise, and guide the professional development of students.
  • Ability to build connections with professionals in the industry.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or D.B.A. in finance, with a finance concentration, or closely related field that includes at least 18 graduate credits in finance or a related area (tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on candidate’s qualifications and interests).
  • Certification as a CFA or CFP is a strong plus
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary/university level
  • Experience teaching in and running a trading lab
  • Experience teaching courses in face-to-face and online settings
  • Relevant professional experience in business and finance
To apply, submit your letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable with application; official copies will be required for appointment), current vita, and at least four professional references (including title, address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with the priority deadline for submission of applications being immediately for an August 2024 start date.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.? Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake.

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 Buena Vista University

BVU, a private university, is a community of doers, cultivators, and creators who believe in transformative higher education. At BVU, we possess an innate instinct to build. It’s rooted in our identity as Beavers and in our belief that we can and should better the world around us. We are an institution forging new ways of learning and serving. We are committed to empowering our students and know that their work does not just stay in Storm Lake, Iowa. Beavers carry it with them as they build throughout the region and across the globe.  

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake.

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