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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Finance

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Finance

Posting Number: R0004008
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Do you feel that your unique experience is undervalued in traditional academic departments? Would you enjoy the freedom to design your own courses and to pursue collaborative research that cuts across disciplines and sectors? What about working and living in one of the nicest locations in the world?
Expanding on its successful MBA programs with the addition of a new Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Finance, or Financial Economics with an appointment to begin August 2022. We encourage both experienced early-career scholars and new PhDs to apply. Our salaries are competitive with AACSB accredited institutions and commensurate with experience.

The Atkinson School of Management ( offers the MBA for Business, Government, and Not-for-Profit Management, one of only two MBA degrees in the world accredited by both the AACSB and NASPAA, the respective accrediting bodies for graduate management programs in business and public service. The school is committed to helping students achieve their intellectual and professional goals through experiential and consequential learning in an environment that is highly collaborative and collegial. The faculty is not departmentalized and values high-quality teaching and scholarship that crosses traditional sector and functional boundaries. A flexible and individualized teaching framework is conducive to high levels of faculty achievement, both in scholarship and in the classroom. A system of strong faculty governance ensures that the faculty have ownership and a voice in determining the direction of the school and its programs.

Willamette University ( is a top-ranked College of Liberal Arts with affiliated graduate professional schools. The Atkinson Graduate School of Management, fast advancing both in size and reputation, is consistently ranked as the top Oregon MBA program among Bloomberg's Businessweek “Best Business Schools” and on Forbes magazine's top 75 “Best Business Schools List”. Atkinson was also recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the top ten programs in the U.S. for entrepreneurship and by U.S. News & World Reports as a top program for specialization in “Public Affairs, Public Finance and Budgeting”.

The Willamette MBA is offered in several full-time formats on the Willamette University campus in Salem, Oregon and in an evening format, both in Salem and from our Portland Center. Situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon's capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem's local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene - all within an hour's drive of Willamette University's Salem campus.


The rank for the position is at the assistant level. Salary is competitive with similar AACSB accredited institutions and commensurate with experience, teaching and research record.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have ABD status, with a plan to defend their dissertation by August 01, 2022, or hold a Ph.D. or DBA in finance (preferred), financial economics, economics, or a related field.

  • Candidates must have experience as an instructor or teaching assistant of at least one college-level finance or financial economics course and demonstrate exceptional potential for outstanding teaching.

  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of their ability to conduct research leading to publication in top quality, peer-reviewed journals.

  • Candidates must be willing to fulfill service responsibilities to their colleagues, the school, the university, and the community.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or DBA in finance (preferred), financial economics, or economics.

  • Experience in teaching one/more undergraduate or graduate finance or financial economics courses as the faculty of record.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver MBA and undergraduate courses in finance. Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to teach in multiple areas, especially in investment and portfolio management.

  • Published articles in high quality, peer-reviewed journals.

  • Practical experience and/or additional professional certifications, such as a CFA, along with the ability to build and maintain connections with the professional finance community.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Atkinson School of Management representatives will conduct first round interviews virtually.

    All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

    You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:

  • Cover letter indicating your interest and addressing your fit with Atkinson.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact information of three academic references.

  • Evidence of teaching excellence, including recent syllabi and accompanying teaching evaluations or peer review reports.

  • Evidence of scholarly achievement (i.e., copies of your most recent peer-reviewed journal publications)

  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

    For further inquiries, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Qiming Wang, at

    Reasonable Accommodations Statement
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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    Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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