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Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business
Simmons University

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Finance

The Simmons University School of Business is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Finance at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin July 1, 2020 (start date negotiable).

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching finance and tools of financial analysis and working with students and employers to achieve excellent student outcomes. Additionally, the successful candidate will help to grow the small, practitioner-based finance program, including the repositioning of graduate programs within the School of Business.

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, evidence of potential for a solid flow of peer-reviewed publications, and ability to maintain currency in the field. Experience in non-academic finance positions, related research activity, and professional impact are also highly valued. The successful candidate will also have outstanding communication skills and enthusiasm for the field that will contribute to teaching excellence and instructional innovation.

Highly rated as a liberal arts university with a business school accredited by AACSB International, Simmons University School of Business is committed to providing a premier business education as part of a liberal arts degree. Offering an undergraduate business degree (BSBA) in majors including accounting, finance, retail management, marketing, and management, Simmons prides itself on its small class sizes, its women-centered undergraduate mission, and its position as a small liberal arts University in the heart of Boston. Faculty members at Simmons are actively mentored and supported as they develop professionally. In addition to enjoying a collegial environment with an engaged alumnae base, Faculty also benefit from close relationships with the New England business community.

  • Undergraduate teaching, research, and service to the University;
  • Undergraduate student advising, contributing to the assessment of student learning outcomes, and engagement in other service activities within the school, university, and business communities;
  • Contributions to a repositioning of graduate programs at the School of Business, especially in the area of finance;

  • Earned doctoral degree in Finance or a related area or a completed doctoral program by Fall 2020;
  • Demonstrated excellence or capability to become an excellent teacher;
  • Demonstrated capability to generate high-quality, high-impact scholarship.

Located in the Fenway/Longwood area of Boston, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that links transformative learning with the pursuit of lifelong purpose. Founded as a women's college in 1899, Simmons has evolved to become a complex urban university dedicated to offering an inclusive academic culture, innovative teaching, and engaged learning in the liberal arts and the professions. The School of Business is part of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS), which also includes the School of Library and Information Science and the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science. COCIS nurtures a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve the global challenges of the 21st century.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and research statement. Optionally, applicants may submit additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Three letters of recommendation will be requested of qualified applicants.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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