Assistant Professor of Finance
ABOUT THE POSITION: The College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track position in finance with an emphasis on corporate finance at the assistant professor level. We seek applicants who welcome the challenges and rewards of serving on a diverse and intellectually curious faculty of a growing college located in a dynamic and supportive high-tech community.
Responsibilities: Conduct and publish high-quality scholarly research in a collegial environment where both intra- and inter-disciplinary collaborations are valued. Effectively teach finance and related courses in graduate and undergraduate programs in face-to-face or online modes as needed by the college. Participate actively in the profession, university service, and outreach to the local community.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in finance or a closely related field is required. A Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited institution is preferred. Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in finance with an emphasis on corporate finance is required. We prefer candidates who have a strong academic background, the ability to conduct research publishable in high quality journals, a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education, and the potential to expand student interest and engagement in the finance major. We also prefer candidates who have teaching interests in multiple areas such as commercial bank management and international finance in addition to corporate finance. ABDs will be considered; however, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 1, 2023 to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Appointment date: Fall 2023
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has approximately 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 35 clinical and part-time faculty, 1,020 undergraduates, and 460 graduate students. The college offers a BSBA degree with majors in management, marketing, information systems, accounting, and finance; a BS degree in economics and computational analysis; and seven graduate degrees: an MBA, and specialized masters’ degrees in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, human resource management, information systems, as well as supply chain and logistics management. UAH has been ranked by the NSF in recent years among the top 10 in the nation for federal funding of research in management and economics. For detailed information about the college and its programs, please visit uah.edu/business.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville has received the highest research activity rating, “R1 – Very high research activity”, in the current update of the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education. The university offers academic and research programs in the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is adjacent to Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal, which is home to more than 75 federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Materiel Command, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center, and a new $1-billion FBI campus. For more information about UAH, see uah.edu/about.
ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: The Huntsville area is a culturally diverse community and maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. U.S. News recently ranked Huntsville as the best place to live in 2022-2023 among the 150 most populous metro areas in the country. Known as “Rocket City,” Huntsville has a major presence of technology, space, and defense industries, which allows the city to offer a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Huntsville is the most populous city in Alabama, with a metropolitan area population of more than 400,000 and growing. Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park is the country’s second largest research and technology park, housing nearly 300 companies and 29,000 employees involved in technology research and development. Huntsville has a high concentration of Ph.Ds., engineers, and STEM workers, and is recognized as a leading technology city with a rapidly expanding and diverse corporate ecosystem rich in innovation. Huntsville boasts a number of museums, historic sites, parks, and professional sports venues, including Huntsville Museum of Art, Burritt Museum and Park, EarlyWorks Children’s Museum, Alabama Constitution Village, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Monte Sano State Park, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Minor League Baseball’s Toyota Field, and Probst Arena for professional hockey. Active downtown and mid-city arts and entertainment districts, including Broadway and symphony performances and a new outdoor amphitheater music venue, contribute to Huntsville’s vibrant cultural life. For more information about Huntsville and its convenient location with easy access to Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta, please visit http://www.huntsville.org.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Applicants must submit the following via email to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org: a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any), a representative sample of recent research work, and three reference letters. Official transcripts of all college work will be required for finalists. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please refer to log number 23-24-131.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.
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