Assistant/Associate Professor – Finance

Department: Finance
Rank: Assistant/Associate
Specialization(s): Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions, Fin-Tech, Risk Management and Insurance or Real Estate Finance
Search # 20-015


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.


The School of Business has experienced enrollment growth, external fundraising success and occupies a LEED certified building. The School of Business adopted the tag line “Change for Good,” and a focus on sustainability, conscious capitalism, student professional development and business community engagement is woven throughout its programs.


The School of Business is in the design stage for a new 60,000 SF structure; this will be the first “net zero” building constructed by the state of Connecticut. The School is actively pursuing AACSB accreditation and is in the candidacy stage. Current undergraduate enrollment in the School of Business is 1,000 students, and the MBA programs enroll approximately 150 students. The School currently maintains subscriptions for databases like CRSP, COMPUSTAT and EIKON, and supports STATA, AMOS and Qualtrics. The School of Business maintains multiple channels of communication with the local business community and is actively engaged with the region’s employers. An active Business Advisory Council, made up of top ranked executives from the local business community, provides advocacy and support.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Department of Finance seeks to hire a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance position to begin in August 2020.  In addition to teaching excellence with a global perspective, faculty members are also expected to be productive scholars, advise undergraduate students and participate in university service activities. Engagement with the business community in the school’s environment is also required.


Typical teaching load is three courses per semester for qualified faculty. Teaching responsibilities include teaching in both traditional classroom and online formats, and may include evening and weekend assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Finance or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Strong ABD candidates will be considered. Successful ABD candidates must have earned doctorate within two years of appointment.
  • Ability to teach in both traditional classroom and online formats.
  • The successful candidate must establish and maintain scholarly activity consistent with the School of Business’ definition of “Scholarly Academic (SA)” for AACSB accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates that can teach courses in at least three of the following areas are preferred: Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Financial Derivatives, Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions, Fin-Tech, Insurance or Real Estate Finance.  Candidates with substantial corporate experience and CFA charterholders are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation electronically to:  Finance Search Committee Chair at:  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.