Faculty Position in Finance, Tenure Track

Position Title
Faculty Position in Finance, Tenure Track

Posting Number

Anticipated Length of Appointment
Tenure Track

Position Summary Information

Position Summary
Are you an exceptional teacher? Are your academic interests broader than the bounds of traditional academic departments? Would you enjoy the freedom to design your own courses and pursue collaborative research that cuts across academic disciplines?

Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Finance with appointment to begin in August 2017.

Rank: The rank for the position is open. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, teaching and research record.

This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, retirement contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.

Additional Information/About the Department
Willamette University/Atkinson Graduate School of Management:

Situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Willamette University (http://www.willamette.edu), is a top-ranked, private university that comprises a College of Liberal Arts and graduate professional schools.

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management (http://www.willamette.edu/mba), fast advancing in both size and reputation, is ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the U.S. for entrepreneurship by Inc. magazine, is the only ranked program in Oregon on Business and Forbes magazines' “Best Business Schools List”, and is ranked 28th for the specialty of “Public Affairs, Public Finance and Budgeting” by U.S. News & World Reports. The Atkinson School's MBA for business, government, and not-for-profit management is one of only two MBA degrees in the world accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) - the global standard in public service education.

The school is committed to helping students achieve their intellectual and professional goals through experiential learning in an environment that is highly collegial and collaborative. The faculty is not departmentalized and values high-quality teaching and research that cross sectorial and disciplinary boundaries. Strong faculty governance ensures faculty voice and ownership in determining the quality and direction of the school and its programs. Major faculty responsibilities include teaching four courses per year, publishing in premier management journals, and completing service activities to enhance the school, the university, and the profession.

The Atkinson School offers the MBA degree in two formats: a full-time program and an evening MBA program for working professionals. The school also offers executive development programs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in finance and qualifications to teach at an accredited MBA program are required. We are looking for candidates who define their teaching interests broadly and have current primary teaching interests in corporate finance, financial institutions, and economics. Applicants must show commitment to continued teaching excellence and quality research. For appointments at the level of associate or full professor, applicants must have a record of publications in refereed finance journals. Responsibilities include teaching finance and/or economics in the MBA core and elective semester courses. Our main elective teaching needs are in corporate finance and financial institutions. In addition to teaching one or more standard courses in those areas we expect the successful candidate to develop related elective courses such as Mergers and Alliances or Venture Capital, that are consistent with the candidate's research and consulting interests and the teaching needs of the School. ABDs will be considered provided Ph.D. is completed by the time position starts in August 2017.

The rank for the position is open. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, teaching and research record.

Special Instructions
In order to apply for this position you will need to create an account. As part of your application you will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references.

Please upload the following materials as part of your application:


  • Cover letter indicating the applicant's interest and addressing the degree of fit between the applicant and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management
  • Current Curriculum Vitae, including names and contact information of three academic references
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., recent syllabi and accompanying teaching evaluations and/or peer review reports)
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement/research (i.e., copies of three most recent peer reviewed journal publications, uploaded as one document, up to 9MB)
    If you need to upload a peer reviewed journal publication separately or evidence of teaching excellence, you may upload under the optional documents section of the application.

    Application Deadline: Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled.

    If you need assistance applying for this position please contact Human Resources, human-resources@willamette.edu or 503.370.6210.


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