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Philip R. McDonald Chair Professor of Finance

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Philip R. McDonald Chair Professor of Finance

About the Opportunity

About the Opportunity

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University is seeking candidates for the Philip R. McDonald Professorship in the Finance group. The anticipated start date is Fall 2024.

About the D'Amore-McKim School of Business:

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business applications. Our students explore innovative theories with professors, fusing knowledge with learning experiences that include cooperative education or corporate residency, study abroad, and community service. Similarly, the School's resulting connections with the corporate world influence its research agendas, which, in turn, shape business practices. This synergy enables D'Amore-McKim students to become successful business leaders who are both thinkers and doers and, thus, highly qualified to think critically and leave their mark on the global business world.


The major responsibility of the chair holder is to develop initiatives that enhance the School's scholarly reputation in the field of finance through high-impact research and related activities in areas such as corporate finance, investment, fintech, AI applications in finance, and sustainable finance and environmental, social, and governance initiatives. The Philip R. McDonald Professor will continue increasing the visibility and prestige of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Finance faculty. The successful candidate will also promote and enhance the research activities of the Finance Group and work within the University's ecosystem to develop initiatives and programs that enhance both the School's and University's reputations among business executives, policymakers, and peers in prestigious research institutions.


Candidates must hold a doctorate in Finance or a related field by the appointment start date. They must be outstanding scholars with an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and service, along with clear indications of continued research success. We are especially interested in individuals who value collegiality, are effective mentors of junior colleagues, and whose research would complement and extend the interests of our existing faculty. Candidates must have verifiable backgrounds in institution building and program development.

Candidates must have a background in or commitment to working with diverse student populations and/or in culturally diverse work and educational environments. They should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which is central to a Northeastern University Education. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Documents to Submit:

Applicants should submit materials, including a letter of interest, vita, recent working papers, teaching evaluations, and letters of reference. In your cover letter, please discuss your research interests and activities and how they fit into the requirements for this position, your teaching philosophy and experience, and how you will support our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Please direct inquiries Professor Nicole M. Boyson (, Group Chair of the Finance Group.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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