Tenure Track Faculty - Finance

Tenure Track Faculty - Finance

Job No: 531964
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management


For more than five decades, the College of Business (COB) at Sacramento State has consistently achieved its fundamental mission - to develop engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders that enrich communities around the world. The COB cultivates excellence in its graduates and develops business leaders possessing not only top management skills, but also a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and their community. The College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all its activities. The College of Business has maintained its accreditation under the stringent standards of the AACSB since 1963. In the course of our history, the COB has produced over 50,000 total graduates through our undergraduate BS program and our innovative graduate programs which currently include: MBA, Executive MBA, iMBA, MS Accountancy, MS Business Analytics and MS Finance. 60 percent of our alumni remain in the Sacramento region, fueling the success of our culturally rich and vibrant economy.


Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate Department


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Finance


The Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate (FIRE) Department offers the Finance Concentration under the BS in Business Administration (BSBA) program. There are four tracks within the Finance Concentration: General Finance, Risk Management, Real Estate, and Financial Planning. In addition, the FIRE Department houses the Finance Concentration within the MBA program. The Finance Concentration (both undergraduate and MBA) emphasizes a conceptual and applied approach to the development of professional skills necessary for careers in such fields as banking, investments, corporate financial management, financial planning, insurance, financial services, and real estate. In addition, the College of Business recently launched the MS Finance program within the FIRE Department. The MSF program provides students rigorous training in finance, builds a strong foundation of investment analysis and portfolio management skills, and imparts practical knowledge needed in today's investment industry.


The College of Business invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Finance position in the Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate starting Fall 2024. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate awareness and skills needed to engage with a diverse student body.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary will be between $120,000 - $125,000.

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses using various modalities;
  • Scholarly and creative activities with an emphasis on publication of peer-reviewed journal articles;
  • Service to the institution;
  • Service to the community;
  • Undergraduate and graduate student advising;
  • New course development and existing course improvement;
  • Curriculum development and improvement;
  • Participation in course and program assessment.

  • A Doctorate in Finance (or a closely related discipline) from a business program accredited by AACSB International;
  • ABD applicants will be considered. ABD applicants must receive their doctoral degree by June 2025.

  • Teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate finance courses;
  • Financial industry experience and/or CFA ® designation;
  • A record of, or potential for, developing relationships with the community and specifically with "those neighborhoods and communities that have been historically underrepresented and underserved" (See the recently launched Sacramento State Anchor University initiative, https://www.csus.edu/experience/anchor-university/ );
  • Experience and/or ability to work with a diverse student population.


Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates from underrepresented and/or minoritized groups in finance are strongly encouraged to apply.

Documents needed to apply:
  • Cover letter that describes your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications;
  • Current curriculum vita/resume;
  • Transcript attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required at time of appointment);
  • Diversity statement - Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment? Please limit your response to 500 words.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Statement of scholarly research;


For questions and inquiries email the Search Committee Chair Dr. Chang Liu ( chang.liu@csus.edu )

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

"As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success ; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity ; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion ; resource development and sustainability ; dedicated community engagement , and wellness and safety .

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html .

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The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: September 13, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/531964/tenure-track-faculty-finance

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