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Assistant Professor, Finance (35859)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Finance (35859)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Finance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Finance

The Department of Finance within the College of Business 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. An anticipated Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2023 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.

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.

Position Summary    
The Assistant Professor will be responsible for carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of FinTech courses at the bachelor and/or Master level.

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    
Ph.D. in Finance, Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely-related field from an accredited institution.
Candidates with non-finance degrees should have demonstrated competence in areas at the intersection of finance and technology.
While applicants who are dissertation candidates (ABD) will be considered, contracts will be contingent on doctorate degree completion.
Strong written communication skills

Additional Requirements    
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.
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.
Knowledge and desire to teach in areas that complement both the Department’s current and expected future programs and existing faculty members’ expertise.
Ability and willingness to contribute to promoting a collegial environment in which faculty and staff support each other and their students.
Ability and willingness to embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunities to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high-quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement
Strong oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications    
Demonstrated successful prior experience teaching in the position’s area of focus;
Relevant professional work experience in banking, finance, Fintech or related areas;
A productive high-quality research agenda, a record of professional service, and evidence of student-focused activities;
Interest in making NIU their long-term home

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