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Assistant Professor in Finance

Apply now Job no: 507553
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Finance
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary

The Department of Finance in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst (see is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in any area of finance, and a strong commitment to research, teaching, and community. While we are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position, under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is invested in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment. Please see more information about our efforts (e.g., see We highly encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in finance to apply.



Candidates must expect to have earned a Ph.D. in finance or related fields by August 31, 2021. The ideal candidate will have 1) an active research program with demonstrated interest in, and ability to, publish impactful research in top-tier finance journals; 2) evidence of, or potential for, teaching excellence at both bachelor, and master’s levels, including face-to-face and online formats; 3) interest in supervising PhD students; and 4) the potential to make positive contributions to the department, school, and University communities. We are particularly interested in scholars in the department's area of distinction, which is asset pricing, but will consider qualified applicants in all areas of finance.


About the Finance Department, Isenberg School of Management, and University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Finance Department is actively involved in the finance community (e.g., chairing/hosting finance Conference). Our internationally prominent faculty members are renowned for research in investments, including hedge funds, mutual funds, risk management, stock market anomalies, international investments, tax evasion, options, fixed income derivatives, and financial econometrics. Our high-profile CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES AND DERIVATIVE MARKETS (CISDM) underscores our longstanding leadership in alternative investments education and research. Through CISDM, students gain access to the Morningstar CISDM Database, the oldest hedge fund and commodity trading advisor data base on the market. And they gain an “inside industry” edge into how those markets perform and evolve. Our faculties publish in a range of areas, such as theoretical asset pricing, empirical asset pricing, corporate finance, behavioral finance, hedge funds, and derivatives.

The Isenberg School of Management offers a wide range of nationally-ranked undergraduate, masters, and PhD degree programs, such as undergraduate business (#15 among publics, #36 overall, Poets & Quants), full-time MBA (#36 among publics, #53 overall, US News & World Report), and online MBA (#1 in US, #3 globally, Financial Times).

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is nationally ranked (e.g., #26 among public universities, #66 among all universities, US News & World Reports), offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges Consortium (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we are looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse faculty and student community, and who value collegiality, collaboration, achievement, and integrity. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentor under-represented demographics within finance and business. We are committed to helping all constituents reach their full potential, creating best-in-practice operations to support faculty scholarship, and fostering excellence in student experiences inside and outside our department.


Application Instructions

Please note we are presently accepting applications. Application reviews and interviews for the position will commence in Fall of 2021. The new priority deadline to ensure consideration is September 19, 2021.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1) Cover letter.

2) Curriculum vitae.

3) Research statement outlining research interests, accomplishments, and future goals.

4) Teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, relevant experience, and undergraduate and graduate courses you could teach, and may develop.

5) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals; these contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching and outreach activities.

6) List of names and contact information for at least three professional references.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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