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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Finance (UPDATED)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. Please be sure to attach 1-3 examples of your research under 'Example(s) of Research'.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Finance (UPDATED)
Department Finance (3003)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: ‘Example(s) of Research’ and ‘Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness’ are now required documents. Please see the ‘Special Instructions Summary’ section for more information. As a result, the review date has been extended to 07/31/2017.

The Finance Department at the University of Arizona invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position starting at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.


Finance is one of the most popular majors at the University of Arizona. In addition to a rigorous and integrated core curriculum taught by leading scholars, students in the finance major have the opportunity to engage in a number of additional opportunities, including the Financial Management Association (the UA chapter of the national organization), the investments club, and the Wall Street Scholars program. Moreover, finance students engage in a number of experiential learning activities—including managing a “real” million-dollar portfolio (FIN 423/523), the CFA Institutes’ Research Challenge, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Competition, and the Venture Capital Investment Competition.


The department hosts the Peyton finance seminar series that brings in leading finance scholars to present research, and interact with faculty and graduate students. Our faculty regularly publish groundbreaking research in the most influential and respected finance journals.


The department offers an undergraduate degree in Finance (both online and face to face), a Master’s in Finance program, and teaches a number of required and elective courses in the Eller MBA program (full-time MBA, evening MBA, online MBA, and executive MBA), and a highly competitive PhD program.


Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.


The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Finance Professors at all levels have an expected workload of 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service dependent upon departmental/college need. This typically equates to teaching three courses per year at graduate and undergraduate levels, developing and maintaining an active research program which results in publication of high-quality refereed journal articles, and participation in departmental/college/university service activities. Specific course load is dependent upon the requirements set forth by the department and the college, and will likely include teaching of both face-to-face and online courses. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Finance or relevant field from an AACSB accredited institution by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those applicants with an ongoing research program-publishing in refereed journals.

Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Depends on Experience
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21017
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Regan Holliday
Business Manager, Finance Department
(520) 621-4862
rholliday@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 06/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 07/31/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Please be sure to attach 1-3 examples of your research under ‘Example(s) of Research’.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, 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. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/19554

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Will you have a Ph.D. in Finance or relevant field from an AACSB accredited institution by the start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Example(s) of Research
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents