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Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance

Rowan University

Job Description

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance, William G. Rohrer College of Business – 10 month full-time tenure track position.

Department and College Information:

The Finance Program at Rowan is one of the largest and fastest growing undergraduate disciplines in the Rohrer College of Business (RCB) and in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region. As of Fall 2021, there are approximately 500 undergraduate finance majors. In addition to the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Finance, the Department of Accounting and Finance offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, MBA concentrations in Accounting and in Finance, a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Accounting, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Accounting. The College in general and the Accounting and Finance Department in particularly are highly active in research and scholarship in line with the university’s evolution to a research institution. The RCB currently subscribes to several platforms and data bases, including WRDS (e.g., Compustat, CRSP, Audit Analytics, Execucomp), Capital IQ, and Bloomberg – to support its research active faculty. The College is committed to investing in research support tools for faculty, including new databases and travel support funding.

Within the department, the Finance Program looks to provide students with challenging career-oriented undergraduate and graduate preparation needed to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in finance careers and to pursue graduate studies. The Finance major requirements provide students with a broad understanding of financial theory and institutions. The Finance Program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities within financial institutions, governmental agencies and private industry. The Finance Program is supported by a Bloomberg trading lab which houses 12 Bloomberg terminals, the largest lab of its kind among New Jersey institutions of higher educational. The Finance Program also aims to enhance the integration of computing technology and analytical skills through curriculum and pedagogical development, while continuing to build the finance, leadership, and communication skills that the profession demands. We continuously evaluate our curriculum for currency and have recently introduced new course offerings in the area of data analytics. We have a strong program of professional development for our students, welcome teaching innovations, and have excellent ties to the regional professional community. The new faculty line will enable us to enhance existing course offerings in the undergraduate and MBA programs and support the newly launched Master of Science in Finance program.

Position

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance, maintaining an active research agenda in a related area and in support of quality teaching, participating in assurance of learning activities, mentoring upper division students, engaging actively in department, college, university, and professional service, and participating in business outreach activities. Teaching assignments may include principles of finance, financial management, investments and portfolio analysis, international finance, and financial institutions and markets. Candidates with an interest in the integration of technology and finance are particularly encouraged to apply, but all areas of specialization are welcomed. While courses are offered using various delivery modes, including traditional classrooms, hybrid, and online, candidates are expected to teach live, in-classroom from our Glassboro, New Jersey campus.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution by August 31, 2023, is required.

We seek excellence in teaching and demonstrated potential as a researcher. Professional certification in finance (eg., CFA, CFP) is considered a plus, as is prior experience in undergraduate, graduate, and online teaching.

Starting Date: September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive

General Information:

The Rohrer College of Business (RCB), which is accredited by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), has approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 160 masters’ level students. The Department of Accounting and Finance is one of three academic departments within the RCB. The other two academic departments are the Department of Marketing and Business Information Systems, and the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. Significant enrollment growth has been experienced in the major, as well as across the RCB and Rowan University. We expect continued strong enrollment at all levels. The RCB moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art building in January 2017.

Rowan University is a comprehensive Carnegie classified Doctoral University and a NJ-designated research institution with approximately 23,000 students. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rowan is the nation’s 4th fastest-growing research university among public doctoral institutions for the third consecutive year. Its main campus is in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the third university in the country to offer both M.D. and D.O. medical degree granting programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges – William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics. In addition, the University has five Schools –Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medical, School of Earth & Environment, School of Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Global Learning and Partnerships. Rowan has been recognized as one of the Top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by US News & World Report.

Highlights of our location and program include the following:

  • Cost of living compares very favorably to other large east coast cities.
  • We are within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, 1.5 hours of NYC and 2.5 hours of DC.
  • We are close to the beaches in Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
  • Philadelphia International Airport services 95 domestic and 35 international non-stop destinations.
  • We are a great location for dual career families, with many other universities and companies in the area.
  • The culture is a friendly and supportive research environment, with subscription to major databases.
  • Philadelphia is a great sports-fans town - home to the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, 76ers and Phillies.
  • More information can be found at https://www.visitphilly.com/ and https://www.visitsouthjersey.com/

Please visit the Rowan University website as well as the Rohrer College of Business website for additional information about Rowan University, the College and the Department of Accounting & Finance (including its history, location, mission, national reputation, and rankings, and much more!)

Procedure:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by September 15, 2022, given priority consideration, for a start date of September 1, 2023.

Candidates are invited to apply via Rowan University’s online job application system at www.rowan.edu/jobs (Search by Category: Faculty-College of Business). Please submit:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vita (including names and email addresses of three references)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement of research interests.
  • student teaching evaluations (when available).

Additional questions may be sent to:

Dr. Ihsan Isik, Professor of Finance

Department of Accounting & Finance

The Rohrer College of Business

Rowan University

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ 08071

isik@rowan.edu

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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