UMSL College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
The Department of Finance and Legal Studies at the University of Missouri - St. Louis invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates that are qualified must hold a doctoral degree in business in Finance (or a related area) as the major focus of study from an AACSB accredited school. Applicants may be ABD, but must complete the Ph.D. by the start date.
The position requires strong research potential and a commitment to teaching. The preferred candidate should have strong research skills and the ability to perform research and publish in high-quality peer reviewed research outlets. The ability to teach the following courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels is desirable: financial management, financial markets and institutions, bank management, real estate, financial planning, Fintech, financial data analytics (Python and R). Online teaching experience is also desirable. An active researcher will typically teach four three-credit courses in an academic year as needed related to the candidate's strength and needs of the program. Engagement with Student Investment Trust, the proposed Master in Finance and Data Analytics program, and the newly established DBA program is also expected. The faculty should engage in the life of the college and department by participating committee activities, supporting student clubs, speakers, events, internships, etc. Salary, benefits, and support are competitive with other AACSB accredited schools.
With nearly 17,000 students, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the largest metropolitan, land-grant, research university located in St. Louis, Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense. It is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International and is only one of approximately 189 universities world-wide to have accreditation of both its business and accounting programs. The College is located in the Anheuser Busch Hall completed in 2017.
The Department of Finance and Legal Studies is ranked highly nationally in terms of faculty research productivity. Among others, the faculty has had papers published at leading academic journals including JF, JFE, RFS, JFQA, JIBS, MS, JMCB, JBF, FM etc. Our faculty hold editorships and editorial review board appointments and are recipients of many teaching and research awards. The department owns a modern finance lab and manages a portfolio worth $350,000 in Student Investment Trust. The department also offers Certified Financial Planning (CFP) curriculum that is a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., enabling students who successfully complete it to sit for their certification examination. Research support includes databases such as WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Audit Analytics, and competitive grants at the college, campus and University of Missouri system levels. The department has close ties to local business communities via Finance Advisory Board.
St. Louis is home to 18 Fortune 1000 firms and has a strong entrepreneurial business environment. the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the only university in the nation with a Fortune 25 corporation headquartered on its campus. Additional information about the University of Missouri-St. Louis can be found at https://www.umsl.edu/proud/index.html and information about the College of Business Administration can be found at https://www.umsl.edu/divisions/business/
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A background check is required for employment.
Application Process: Applicants must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a narrative cover letter, including detailed elaboration of doctoral courses, research goals and accomplishments that define the candidate's area of expertise, as well as teaching interests and highlights; 3) recent teaching evaluation results and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available; 4) a sample of your research product (dissertation, working paper, recent publication, etc.); and 5) three professional references. Review of applicants will begin in September, 2019. Several representatives of the department's recruiting committee will be conducting initial interviews at FMA 2019 in New Orleans in October and the search will continue until the position is filled. For further questions, please contact Dr. Gaiyan Zhang , Chair of Department of Finance and Legal Studies, Email: Zhangga@umsl.edu
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.