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Assistant Professor of Finance

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor of Finance
Position Number 8035
Posting Number F1014
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Business
Department 100330 - College of Business-Instruction
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

The Department of Finance and Business Law in the College of Business at James Madison University (JMU) anticipates hiring a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching needs include Quantitative Analysis, Insurance, and Real Estate Analytics. Normal teaching load is three 3-credit courses per semester during the regular academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to engage regularly in service to the department, the college, the university, and the profession.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Finance (or ABD in a Ph.D. program in Finance with a dissertation defense by December 2018), preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution. CFA or FRM designation is a plus. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to scholarly research are required.

Criminal Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 07/31/2017
Beginning Review Date 09/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Additional Posting Information

The review of applications will begin September 15, 2017. We will be interviewing candidates at the Financial Management Association meeting in October 2017.

To apply, go to and reference posting F1014 and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address), and three letters of reference. In addition, applicants may provide evidence of research (Other Document #1) and teaching (Other Document #2) through to support the application, though we specifically request that applicants not to upload their dissertations. Incomplete applications or applications submitted through postal mail will not be considered.

For general inquiries, please contact Dr. Jaideep Chowdhury, search committee chair, or 540.568.3225.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3
  4. Other Document #1
  5. Other Document #2

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