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Assistant Professor of Finance

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Finance, Full Time

University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics

Assistant Professor in Finance

The Department of Finance at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2022. Exceptional candidates from more senior ranks may be considered; evidence of publications in top finance journals will be required in such cases.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in finance or a related field, or expect to complete a Ph.D. by August 31, 2022, and should demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievement in research and teaching. Successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an innovative, cutting-edge, and internationally recognized research program. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance currently has 18 full-time faculty members, including 13 tenured or tenure-track professors. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in Finance, and it also supports the PhD programs of the Department of Economics and the Institute for Financial Services Analytics, and the College's MBA programs.

The Department highly values publications in top journals in finance and related disciplines  and provides excellent research support, including an attractive teaching load, a one-semester third-year research sabbatical, strong database resources, an active seminar and internal workshop series, access to a high-performance computing cluster, and trading laboratory facilities. For more information on the Department and the College, please visit 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Delaware is a tier-one research university. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University of Delaware is in the "Highest Research Activity" (R1) category. Founded in 1743, and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university of approximately 24,000 students and approximately 1,200 full-time faculty. The University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: The University is located in Newark, Delaware, a city that is unique for being a quiet, safe, and friendly college town of 30,000 residents but also part of the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Newark is ideally located in the northeastern corridor. It is within commuting distance from Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD, and is also about two hours from Washington, DC and New York City by car or train. The Delaware beaches are just 1.5 hours away.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please upload a cover letter, a curriculum vita, samples of research and other relevant materials, and three contact references. Questions may be directed to Fei Xie, Search Committee Chair, at

All application materials will be shared with departmental faculty. Selected candidates will be interviewed via Zoom during or around the dates of the 2021 FMA Meetings and 2022 AFA Annual Meetings.  

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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