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Lecturer and Director of the Hanley Center for ESG Investing

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Other Business & Management
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Full Time
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton's Department of Economics & Finance invites applicants for a new position as Lecturer and Director of the newly rebranded Hanley Center for Environmental, Sustainable, and Governance (ESG) Investing.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for experienced finance professionals to educate and lead students in the practice of ESG Investing. We are looking for someone passionate about sustainability and willing to create opportunities for the University of Dayton’s students to learn more about this style of investing. The position’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the Hanley Center for ESG Investing and teach in the Department of Economics & Finance.

As director, the position will lead the Hanley Center for ESG Investing. The center's mission includes providing undergraduate students experiences in the processes and techniques of ESG investing. This is primarily achieved through student management of the Hanley Sustainability Fund , where volunteer student managers and analysts make investment decisions consistent with the fund’s sustainability mandate. The director will have several responsibilities, including but not limited to:
  • Supporting and educating the students as they make investment decisions to achieve the investment mandate using current techniques for ESG investing.
  • Ensuring appropriate investment policies and procedures are followed.
  • Organizing extracurricular experiential activities for students. This could include site visits, guest speakers, volunteer projects, or other activities appropriate for students interested in ESG investing.
  • Collaborating with others across campus to advance the university's mission as it relates to ESG.
As a lecturer, this position will also teach in the Department of Economics & Finance. The department offers an undergraduate and graduate degree in finance, and supports the School of Business Administration’s MBA programs. This position’s teaching load will be three courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, which could include the following classes: FIN 301 (Introduction to Financial Management), FIN 360 (Investments), or FIN 460 (Portfolio Management).

Other responsibilities include service and support of non-teaching initiatives for the department, School, University, and/or profession, and collaborative engagement with students and colleagues. Individuals serving five years or more in the lecturer role are eligible to be considered for promotion in accordance with the School of Business Administration’s and University’s recently implemented lecturer promotion policy.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate Degree in finance, economics, business, statistics, or other related discipline and 10 years of experience in portfolio management;
  • In lieu of graduate degree; 20 years of recent professional experience; 10 years of professional experience in a senior position successfully managing at least $1 billion in assets; one documented professional certification related to financial management (e.g. CFA);
  • Articulated commitment to environmental, sustainable, and governance (ESG) investing; and
  • Effective written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
  • Graduate degree and successful experience managing a portfolio of at least $100 million
  • Chartered Financial Analyst credential holder
  • Successful experience with one or more of the following:
    • Managing an ESG-focused portfolio
    • Industry practices related to ESG Investing
    • Teaching finance courses at the college level
    • Administrative responsibilities, including budget and strategic planning
    • Building and leading investment teams
    • Mentoring, teaching, and/or collaborating in socially and culturally diverse communities
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Proficient analytical and quantitative skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates will be expected to provide:
  • A cover letter that addresses each of the minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications met.
  • A curriculum vitae/resume that includes a detailed record of professional and teaching experience.
  • A Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy that describes how the applicant's professional and/or prior teaching experience would inform their teaching;
  • A Statement of Sustainable Investing Philosophy;
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (if available); Could includes things like prior teaching evaluations or syllabi.
  • Contact information for two professional references who will be contacted later in the process.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. At this time, neither a vaccination nor valid religious or medical exemption are required. The University will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic on campus and in the community, as well as developments in federal and state requirements. We will also continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University’s COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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