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  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
    School of Business Administration
    Stetson University

    Stetson University - School of Business Administration     

    Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

    Stetson University’s School of Business Administration seeks applicants and nominations for a full-time, 9-month visiting faculty appointment in the Finance Department at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.  The appointment period for this position is from August 2024 through May 2025. The individual will be located at Stetson’s DeLand, Florida, campus.

    The Stetson School of Business is an entrepreneurially minded School dedicated to delivering an innovative and comprehensive business curriculum and experience to our students.  Applicants interested in developing distinctive courses and programs that leverage interdisciplinary collaborations and experiential learning within the School and across the institution are preferred.


    The University seeks a candidate capable of collaborating with current faculty to continue developing and nurturing the rapid growth of finance.  Candidates should be willing to be a fully engaged participant in the continued development of this growing program in and out of the classroom and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work with multiple constituencies with diverse backgrounds. 

    A PhD, DBA, or other research doctorate in finance and/or financial planning from an AACSB accredited institution is required.  Candidates with earned degrees will be given preference, but ABDs who will complete the degree by August 1, 2024 will be considered. 

    Teaching areas for this position may include corporate finance, investments, financial planning, international finance, financial markets and institutions, insurance, derivatives, banking, or real estate. Applicants are expected to teach in more than one of these areas of finance at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Experienced candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellent teaching performance and have an established record of scholarship that includes publications in the field of finance.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for effective teaching in the areas of finance noted above.  All candidates must demonstrate and maintain scholarly activity sufficient to receive Scholarly Academic (SA) status consistent with AACSB and established School of Business guidelines by having an active research stream with a record of publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals in finance.  Experiential-based teaching is highly valued and class sizes are typically less than 30 students.


    The standard teaching load for a Visiting Assistant Professor is four (4) courses per semester.  Teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s disciplinary expertise and may include offerings for the University’s requirements in General Education.  Additional responsibilities include engaging with University, School and Departmental committees and meetings.  Engagement in multidisciplinary collaborations with other faculty is anticipated.

    All candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching and maintain appropriate academic/professional qualifications consistent with AACSB and School of Business standards faculty.  For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development,  please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:

    Stetson University values faculty who are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to ethnically and racially diverse faculty candidates and fostering educational opportunities for underrepresented groups.  Diversity is a fundamental value at Stetson University, and we value faculty who are able to diversify pedagogy to meet multiple interests or be a mentor for minority and majority students.

    The Department:

    The Department of Finance (  is dedicated to mentoring students interested in earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in either Finance or Economics. The department offers a finance major with concentrations in corporate finance, investments, and financial planning, along with a business economics major. The financial planning concentration allows students to take the CFP® Board exam upon graduation and the investments concentration allows students to take the CFA first level exam upon graduation.

    The department emphasizes real-world, experiential education through specialized programs.

    • Roland George Investments Program - Students in Stetson University's pioneering Roland George Investments Program manage a real portfolio made up of $6 million in equity and fixed income. The student-directed investment program is one of the nation's oldest and arguably best in terms of dollars under management and competition results.

    • Financial Planning concentration - A curriculum specifically designed to prepare students to sit for the CFP® certification exam upon graduation to earn this prestigious designation.

    • CFA Institute University Affiliation Program – The Finance program’s Investments concentration positions students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

    Students learn to integrate theory and best practice into everyday experience. The finance program is distinguished by its focus on hands-on, experiential learning and individualized development. With close ties to Central Florida’s business community, our Department provides education, training, and real-life business experiences to undergraduate, MBA, and MAcc students in face-to-face, and online formats.

    The School of Business Administration:

    Stetson's School of Business Administration ( is one of fewer than 200 elite business schools that have both business and accounting programs accredited by AACSB International. The School’s programs are offered at our DeLand campus and online.  The DeLand campus hosts all undergraduate programs and the Master of Business Administration program in the Lynn Business Center, a modern classroom and computer lab facility.  Graduate programs are also offered online.

    The School of Business Administration is well-known for its academically rigorous learning environment.  In small classes and through experiential learning, faculty mentors help students achieve their academic and professional goals.  All members of the University community share a commitment to social and ethical responsibility, leadership development, and lifelong learning.

    The School offers a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Accountancy, and a Master of Business Administration.  The School is home to several distinctive programs, including the Joseph C. Prince Program in Entrepreneurship, the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, the Centurion Sales Program, and an extensive complement of study abroad programs. The School sponsors chapters of both Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi.

    The University:

    Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with more than 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,300 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, is in Gulfport, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the DeLand campus include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, and Counseling. One of Florida’s oldest private institutions of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

    Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

    The Community:

    DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 38,000, located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

    Salary:                          Salary is competitive.

    Starting Date:               August 12, 2024


    Applicants must send the following materials for consideration:

    • Letter of application addressing teaching and scholarly achievements.

    • Detailed curriculum vitae.

    • The names and contact information of three professional references, at least two of whom can provide an evaluation of teaching ability.

    • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

    • Copies of publications or other relevant documents.

    Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Application materials may be submitted electronically to  

    All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.  The Search Committee will immediately begin reviewing applications and will continue to do so until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration applicants are encouraged to submit materials by June 7, 2024.


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