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Assistant Professor in Finance
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Finance
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8F200:Dept of Finance & Quantitative Methods
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Finance
The Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure eligible position, nine month appointment, in (add specialization if required) at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2024. Research agenda is open, and teaching load consists of three courses per year. Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. in finance or a related field. ABDs who expect to complete their degrees by August 2024 may also be considered. The position may also involve other duties such as curriculum-building, assisting with program management, and mentoring students. The courses and other assigned duties will be determined by the Chair based on the candidates experience and areas of expertise. The assignment may be adjusted annually based on needs and performance.

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials are submitted by November 15th, 2023. The start date for the position is August 2024.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The finance department at UK has a highly productive core of research-oriented faculty that have published extensively in top finance journals. The department has a vibrant PhD program and hosts an annual, boutique conference (For past programs see: Salary and teaching load are competitive with leading public universities.

ABOUT THE LOCATION: UK is located in Lexington, which is in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region. Lexington frequently ranks near the top of many ‘Best Cities' lists, including Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Atlantic.

Application Procedure:

Applications must include a letter of interest (upload under cover letter), a current CV, a job-market paper (upload under Specific Request 1), and an optional working paper (upload under Specific Request 2), as well as the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application (used to solicit recommendation letters at the time you apply). Applications will be reviewed immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
The University offers a very competitive package of benefits. You may view our full range of employee benefits by visiting the UK employee benefits web site:

The Department of Finance is the fastest growing major in the Gatton College of Business and the 4th largest major on the UK campus. To meet this growth, our faculty has grown to 16 full time research faculty and 6 full time lecturers. Programs such as our Wall St. Scholars and Pelissier Scholars have allowed us to place our top students into nationally competitive investment banking, management consulting, and asset management jobs. The finance area at UK has a highly productive core of research-oriented faculty, a vibrant PhD program, and excellent support for research and teaching faculty. Salary and teaching load are competitive with leading public universities.

The Gatton College recently celebrated its 97th anniversary. Over that time, we have been preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB, Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees and certificates in both face-to-face and online formats. We are housed in a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and are the fastest growing college on UK’s campus, with more than 4,000 students. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world. We are looking for professionals who embody the College’s tagline of “Blue Means Business.”

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Located in central Kentucky, Lexington (pop. 320,000) is widely known as the “horse capital of the world” and is roughly an hour’s drive from Louisville and Cincinnati. Lexington has a number of desirable amenities, a vibrant dining and nightlife, and plenty of outdoor activities and is regularly cited as one of the top places to live in the US. Please consider joining our team.

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