Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Finance

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Finance

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R09801

About Simmons University

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary:

The Simmons University School of Business is seeking applicants for a full time Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Finance, to begin July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching finance and tools of financial analysis and to working with students and employers to achieve excellent student academic and employment outcomes. Additionally, the successful candidate will help to grow the small, practitioner-based finance program, and partner with colleagues across Business disciplines to develop interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and contribute to the launch of new graduate programs within the School of Business. This full time teaching position carries a seven course load per academic year.

We seek a versatile and innovative finance professional with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, creative curriculum development and a commitment to teaching and mentoring in one of the few women-centered Business Schools in the United States. The successful candidate will also have outstanding communication skills, work well in small teams and bring a commitment to inclusive Business education for women, trans and non-binary students.

Existing within a highly rated university that champions both liberal arts and professional education, Simmons University School of Business has a unique identity in the higher education landscape. Offering an undergraduate business degree (BSBA) in majors including Accounting, Finance, Retail Management, Marketing, and Management, Simmons prides itself on its small class sizes, its women-centered undergraduate mission and its position as a small liberal arts University in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical area. In addition to enjoying a collegial environment with an engaged alumnae base, faculty also benefit from close relationships with the New England business community.

Responsibilities
  • Teaching core Finance courses at the undergraduate level as well as at the graduate level as new programs are launched;
  • Teaching courses in additional Business disciplines, including Accounting, Entrepreneurship and International Business depending on the candidate's experience, expertise and course deployment needs;
  • Undergraduate student advising, contributing to the assessment of student learning outcomes, and engagement in other service activities within the school, university, and business communities;
  • Contributions to undergraduate and graduate programmatic innovation at the School of Business, especially in the area of finance;


Qualifications
  • MBA or Masters degree in Finance or a closely related discipline at the minimum;
  • Track record of progressive professional success in the field of Finance;
  • Demonstrated excellence or capability to become an excellent teacher, mentor and advisor in a women-centered academic environment;
  • Ability to teach in person, on the Boston campus;
  • Experience working in small, innovative teams to develop successful new programs and initiatives that meet evolving market needs.


Located in the Fenway/Longwood area of Boston, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that links transformative learning with the pursuit of lifelong purpose. Founded as a women's college in 1899, Simmons has evolved to become a complex urban university dedicated to offering an inclusive academic culture, innovative teaching, and engaged learning in the liberal arts and the professions.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV/resume and at least one of the following: teaching statement, teaching evaluations or relevant syllabi of courses the applicant has taught. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. References will be requested of qualified applicants.

Materials should be addressed to:

Dr. Erin DeCurtis, Search Committee Chair

Interim Director, School of Business

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-of-Practice-in-Finance_R09801-1

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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