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Instructor of Finance

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Business Administration/Management

Department: Department of Finance, Lundquist College of Business
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

February 23, 2022; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, please upload:
• A letter of interest
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching interests
• Evidence of teaching performance

Department Summary

The Lundquist College of Business is one of seven schools housing academic programs on the University of Oregon campus. The College works cooperatively with other UO Colleges and Schools to prepare students for a broad range of career paths. There are approximately 50 full-time faculty members, 48 instructors and pro tem instructors, 40 administrative positions, 30 staff members, 1,200 undergraduate majors, 2,250 pre-business majors, 1,200 undergraduate minors, 170 master’s students and 30 doctoral students.

The Department of Finance offers courses in finance and business economics. The undergraduate program offers a concentration in finance. The Oregon MBA program offers a specialization in finance and securities analysis, which is supported by the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis. The curriculum focuses on imparting an understanding of the principles that guide financial management, asset management, and general business management.

The department also oversees the Master of Science in Finance program as well as the PhD program in finance, which focuses on training students to conduct scholarly research and to teach at the college level.

Position Summary

The Department of Finance, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon is seeking to fill one faculty position at the Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Instructor or Lecturer level. The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in finance or a directly related field. PhD preferred.

Employment begins September 16, 2022. Appointment is subject to renewal based on performance and budget. Position does have potential for summer appointments.

The University of Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community. The ideal candidate will offer skills and experience that contribute to the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, the finance department, and the Lundquist College of Business in ways that improve our students’ experiences, our research, and our outreach.

Responsibilities for this position include:
1. A teaching load equivalent to .80 FTE is eight (8) quarter courses at the graduate or undergraduate level in/or related to the finance curriculum, though the teaching load will be adjusted to account for duties assigned by the department head and approved by the Senior Associate Dean. Teaching load may be adjusted per item 3 below.
2. A service expectation of .20 FTE – includes activities such as departmental, college, or university committees; responsibilities in recognized professional organizations; service as a club adviser; program development and innovation, including the creation of new programs or enhancements of existing programs for students or prospective students.
3. Based on qualifications and experience, the successful candidate may contribute beyond the .20 FTE in the service dimension, which will offset the teaching workload as appropriate and as approved by the department head and Senior Associate Dean. Some examples of the manner in which the successful candidate might contribute are:
a. Overseeing the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis which would include:
i. Networking with the business community to develop opportunities for student internships and job placements.
ii. Manage and develop professional programs with CFA/CFP/Bankers/ etc. that facilitate opportunities for students through these established programs and facilitate the department’s visibility with these local groups.
iii. Recruit, mentor and facilitate student groups for competitions such as the CFA Competition, MINT, Northwestern Impact Investing Challenge, etc.
iv. Engage in developing a strategy to build opportunities for underrepresented peoples to gain visibility into the study and perhaps a career in finance.
v. Work with the finance department members to promote the Research and Teaching being done by our department, internally and externally.
b. Research, scholarship and creative activity are encouraged for all faculty although not required at the career faculty level. Activities that bring national attention to the Lundquist College of Business are highly desirable.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, or directly related field (in rare cases, a bachelors degree with significant applicable professional experience may be considered).
• Demonstrated interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

In general, for appointment at rank of Senior Instructor or Lecturer I, six years of teaching experience post receipt of PhD is necessary.

Professional Competencies

• Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to teach/advise the Masters Investment Group.

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in Finance, Economics, or directly related field.
• Experience with administrative/operational oversight of a unit, center, or group.
• Experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level.
• Experience teaching in large lecture settings.
• Experience developing bridges to professional certification programs in finance, for example CFA and CFP collaboration.
• Experience teaching/advising graduate level investment groups.


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