Assistant Professor-Finance

The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance position in the Department of Economics and Finance, starting in Fall 2019, subject to final budget approval. Candidates will have demonstrated potential to publish in the leading finance journals. Candidates should have a high probability of meeting our research requirements for tenure, and should be willing and able from the start to engage in teaching Ph.D. level seminars in finance. The current finance faculty members have published in journals such as JFE, RFS, JAE, JFQA, JFM, JCF, FM, and JBF.

About UTEP:  Having celebrated its Centennial year in 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is the second oldest academic institution in The University of Texas System. UTEP was founded in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. In 1949, the school’s name changed to Texas Western College. In 1967, one year after the University won a historic NCAA basketball championship, Texas Western College became The University of Texas at El Paso.

UTEP is the only national research university with a Mexican-American majority student body and is third among all U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students and employs 4,000 faculty and staff. 

The College of Business Administration, an AACSB-accredited school that enrolls approximately 3,000 students, offers bachelors’, masters’, and doctoral degrees. The Department of Economics and Finance offers classes at all levels and values both high quality research and teaching. The College subscribes to the standard databases (CRSP, Compustat, SDC, etc.) as well as W/R/D/S.

About El PasoEl Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.

El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. 

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, and Kidd Field. Southwest University Park, located in El Paso’s lively downtown, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball team.

Requirements:  Qualified candidates must hold or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university along with potential publication success in top finance journals. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are important.

Salary:  Salary is AACSB competitive and negotiable commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application InstructionsReview of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, sample research paper, and the complete contact information for three references.

In a later stage of the process we may require additional evidence of research and teaching activities, 3 letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript.

Representatives from the Department will be attending the FMA meetings in San Diego October 10-13, 2018. In order to be considered for the FMA conference interviews, please submit your application by Sunday, September 30, 2018. Representatives from the Department may also attend the AFA meetings in Atlanta, January 4-6, 2019. 

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If you have any questions about the positon, please contact:

Dr. Erik Devos

Professor of Finance


Phone: (915) 747 -7770

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.