Assistant Professor of
Position Description: The Department of Finance
at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure
track Assistant Professor. CSU is committed to academic excellence
and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is
striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public
research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and
Engaged Learning opportunities for all. The start date is August
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct
high-quality research that leads to publications in leading
academic journals in the field of finance; Teach 16 credit hours
(onsite, off-site and online) finance courses per academic year at
the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the doctoral
level; Provide service to the University, profession and the
- A Ph.D. degree in Finance or other closely related discipline
from an AACSB-accredited university by July 1, 2022 for appointment
as Assistant Professor; applicants nearing completion of the
doctorate (ABDs) may be considered for appointment at the rank of
- Evidence of a vibrant research stream and potential to publish
peer-reviewed academic journal articles in the field of
- Evidence of successful teaching experience in the Finance
- A research record demonstrating impact on the candidate’s
field, and a pipeline of scholarly work that promises continued
- Demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching in
multiple areas of finance, including derivatives, at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
- The ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to
the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic
- Industry experience or professional certification such as CFA,
CFP, CPA, FRM, is a plus.
- Cover letter addressing the position qualifications
- Curriculum Vita, with contact information for three references
(names, addresses, telephone numbers, emails)
- Sample publications/working papers
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Unofficial transcripts
- Three reference letters
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. Cleveland
State University serves a racially, culturally, and economically
diverse student body. Explain your experience serving diverse
students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s
Applications will be accepted exclusively online via the CSU
portal at: https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15467.
Mailed, emailed, or incomplete applications will not be
accepted. Position will remain open until
filled. Preference will be given to applications that are
completed by December 31, 2021.
Inquiries should be directed to Wei Wang, Chair of Search
Committee at email@example.com.
Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable assistant
professor positions at peer institutions and commensurate with
The Finance department has 8 full-time faculty members and
offers coursework at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.
The department is housed within the Monte Ahuja College of
Business. The college employs 70 full-time faculty members.
Enrollment exceeds 2,800 students, and the degrees offered include
BBA, BA, BSCIS, MBA, MAcc, MCIS, MLRHR, DBA, and a joint MBA-JD.
All programs are AACSB accredited.
Cleveland State University is an urban institution located in
the City of Cleveland, Ohio. With an enrollment of approximately
15,500 students, it is located within walking distance of the
Cleveland downtown business and entertainment centers. CSU has
strong ties with the businesses and public sectors in Northeast
The Cleveland Metropolitan area is home to world-class medical
facilities, outstanding cultural and professional sports
entertainment, and recreational resources. Visit the following
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Hiring is contingent upon CSU maintaining existing levels of
state funding. An offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory
completion of CSU’s verification of credentials and other
information required by law and/or University policies or
practices, including but not limited to a criminal background
check. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide
equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information.