Position: The Department of Finance in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University seeks applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position as a professor of practice. This appointment is for a 3-year term with the renewal contingent upon availability of funds, the need for services, and satisfactory performance. The effective date of employment will be August 2023. Compensation will be competitive.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate for this position is to teach a selection of undergraduate and graduate finance courses principally in financial institutions and multinational finance. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, and leadership to these courses. In so doing, the successful candidate is expected to remain current in this field of expertise through professional consulting activities and continuing professional education. In addition to instructional duties, the successful candidate will be expected to perform service to the university, college, and department, and serve as the faculty adviser to the financial institution stream of the Auburn Finance Society, a newly established business student organization.
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 https://harbert.auburn.edu/about/academic-departments/finance.html
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 as 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. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple 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. 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.