Tenure-line Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance
Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant or
associate professor position in finance beginning August 2019. We seek an experienced,
dynamic, and caring academic professional with evidence of teaching excellence, a
commitment to undergraduate financial education, a scholarly agenda, and relevant
professional work experience. IWU is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse workforce, and the department is committed to supporting a culturally and
academically diverse professoriate; we encourage applications from members of underrepresented
Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts
university with highly selective admission criteria and a tradition of teaching excellence.
Scholarly productivity is supported including collaborative research with faculty
and students. The University community prides itself on a strong rapport among students,
faculty, and staff.
Consistent with the University's mission that emphasizes integration of liberal arts
and professional education, the Department of Accounting and Finance strives for excellence
in undergraduate financial education by preparing professionals with a strong applied
and theoretical foundation in finance, accounting and business. Our graduates are
widely respected for their analytical skills, ability to communicate, and leadership
At the assistant level the position requires a minimum of an M.S. in Finance or an
M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance or a Ph.D. in Finance or a D.B.A. with a Finance
emphasis. Candidates for the associate level requires a PhD. in Finance or a D.BA.
with a Finance emphasis. The applicant will provide evidence of teaching effectiveness
at the undergraduate level and present a plan for an active scholarly agenda. Candidates
at the associate level must provide evidence of scholarship completed in the discipline.
In addition, preferred candidates will have relevant professional work experience
in the financial services industry. Ideally, candidates will be able to contribute
to the university’s broader curriculum as well, including general education courses
teaching writing and critical thinking. The University and Department are committed
to the recruitment, inclusion, and success of an increasingly diverse and international
student body, and candidates are urged to highlight any experience or background that
may help them contribute to these goals in their application materials.
Our primary need is for someone to teach three to five sections of introductory financial
concepts and a 300 level non-investment related elective in the spring. However, the
candidate will be also be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate finance courses
at all levels (corporate finance, banking, derivatives, investments) in a liberal
arts environment. We seek candidates who are truly superior undergraduate teachers
and have a commitment to research. The successful candidate is expected to advise
undergraduate majors, supervise undergraduate research, produce scholarship, and perform
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until October 20.
Please submit via email one electronic file in PDF format that includes the following:
letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official
copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy
statement (including courses taught) that explains teaching finance in an inclusive
manner in a liberal arts setting, description of a research agenda, and a current
vitae with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and
telephone number) to:
Chair and Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900