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Job ID: 194272

Assistant / Associate Professor
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2022
Title Assistant / Associate Professor
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Finance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Associate Professor
  • Finance

Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Position: The Department of Finance in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University seeks applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. These nine-month positions are designed to support the Finance degree programs of the College. The effective date of employment will be August 2023.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants are expected to engage in high-quality and impactful research publishable in top-tier finance journals, to achieve teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide appropriate service to the department, college, and university. The teaching load is commensurate with research expectations. In addition, candidates are expected to contribute to the collegial and intellectual environment of the department by working with other faculty members and advising Ph.D. students.

About the Department & Programs: The Department of Finance is composed of 14 tenure track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, and 2 full-time positions devoted to the professional development of undergraduate students. The department also routinely hires 6 to 8 adjuncts per semester. With over 900 majors, the Department of Finance is the largest department in the largest college at Auburn University. With a very successful Financial Management Honor Society, our undergraduate program boasts some of the highest starting salaries and some of the most successful placements at Auburn, many in investment banking. The Department of Finance also has a Ph.D. program and an M.S. in Finance program. Our faculty have diverse research interests and publish in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Additional information may be found at

About the College: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.

About Auburn University: The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn University is one of the best places to work in the state of Alabama, according to the 2022 America’s Best-in-State Employers list released by Forbes magazine.

Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South, and Money magazine named Auburn the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings, including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with numerous shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north, and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4-hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Finance, or a closely related field, upon start date. Additional qualifications include:
Evidence (or potential for the development) of a strong research record in finance-related areas.
The ability to teach a variety of finance courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as mentor Ph.D. students.
Excellent written, organizational, and communication skills.
Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Process: Review of application materials will begin September 29, 2022 and continue until qualified candidates are selected and recommended for appointment. To be actively considered for this position, interested candidates must submit the following materials:
A brief cover letter outlining their interest in the position
A curriculum vita
Copy of all relevant transcripts
Evidence of successful prior teaching (statement of teaching, teaching evaluations, etc.)
A statement of research interest and recent publications or working papers
Contact information for three (3) references.

We will be interviewing selected candidates at the FMA and possibly the AFA conferences. Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Albert Wang (, with any inquiries about the position.

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