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Assistant Professor, Department of Finance - College of Business (35859)
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted Jul. 6, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Department of Finance - College of Business (35859)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Finance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Finance
 
 

Overview
The Department of Finance at Northern Illinois University invites applicants interested in contributing to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service.

With approximately 16,000 students, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois. NIU strives to improve outcomes for all students by identifying and removing barriers that disproportionately hinder the academic achievement and student experience of historically and currently underserved populations. Ranked in Business Week’s Top 100 Undergraduate Programs and by Crain’s Chicago Business as having one of Chicago’s Best MBA Programs, the AACSB-accredited College of Business provides a highly engaged learning experience for approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students and is deeply committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. NIU’s geographical reach extends beyond its main DeKalb campus (65 miles west of downtown Chicago, 60 miles from the O’Hare International Airport, and 40 miles west of Naperville – a booming community with one of the best school systems in the nation) to satellite campuses in Naperville, Chicago and abroad as well as to students online.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an employment offer is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, including a criminal background check. In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. We seek individuals who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to a high quality education and hand’s-on involvement in research and community engagement. NIU recognizes dual career issues. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form.

Position Summary
An anticipated Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2022 and carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of FinTech courses at the Bachelor and/or Master level presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this well-established and highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Major responsibilities include – but are not limited to – providing excellent teaching to undergraduate and/or graduate students; productively engaging in scholarly activities; positively contributing to committee service within the department, college, and university; participating in student mentorship, research, recruitment and retention initiatives; and establishing partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Finance, Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field from an accredited institution. Candidates with non-finance degrees must have demonstrated competence in areas at the intersection of finance and technology. While applicants who are dissertation candidates (ABD) in one of the aforementioned fields will be considered, with contracts contingent upon doctorate degree completion by the position’s start date. Successful candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills as well as the knowledge and desire to teach in areas that complement both the Department’s current and expected future programs and existing faculty members’ expertise. Specifically, we seek candidates with proven or potential excellence in teaching FinTech, quantitative and computational finance, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, machine learning, programming, e-payment, robo-advising, regulation, and data privacy and security.

Additional Requirements
Additionally, the Department is looking for a candidate who will contribute to promoting a collegial environment in which faculty and staff support each other and their students. We seek individuals who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement. We are interested in identifying faculty who want to make NIU their long-term home.

Physical Demands Summary

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated successful prior experience teaching in the position’s area of focus; those with relevant professional work experience in banking, finance, Fintech or related areas; and those with a productive high-quality research agenda, a record of professional service, and evidence of student-focused activities.


 
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