About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university 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 (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst invites applications for two tenure-track positions. While we are seeking applicants qualified for assistant professor positions, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2022.
Both positions are for an Assistant Professor of Finance. For the first position, we have a preference for applicants who are able to contribute to our departmental efforts in our dominant tracks such as asset pricing. The second position is in any other area of financial economics. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Finance and/or Economics preferably from an AACSB accredited institution (must be obtained by September 1, 2022), along with a high level of scholarship or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record, and evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should be able to contribute to our departmental efforts in our dominant tracks. We welcome applicants with a variety of research interests, but those with a record of publishing in high quality top tier finance journals are preferred.
About the Finance Department and the Isenberg School of Management
The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, (see https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs/depts/finance) is uniquely housed within the nationally ranked Isenberg School of Management. It offers BS, MBA, Master in Finance in Alternative Investments, and PhD programs while being home to fourteen full-time faculty members. Our internationally prominent faculty is 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.
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).
We strive to be leaders in the field of financial economics and graduate education which produces students who will make a meaningful difference in the industry. Toward this goal, 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 database on the market, thus our students are positioned to have an “inside industry” edge, gaining insight into how those markets perform and evolve. Our faculties publish in top tier journals in a range of areas, such as theoretical asset pricing, empirical asset pricing, corporate finance, behavioral finance, hedge funds, and derivatives.
We also understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in financial economics and incorporate these values in our departmental practices, research, and curriculum. For example, few years ago, with the support of our alumni and faculties, the Finance Department launched a Women in Finance organization in support of the advancement of women to the highest levels of the finance industry. We welcome applicants who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the finance industry and society as a whole.
Apply by October 8, 2021 in order to ensure priority consideration. The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified, or the position is filled.
Applicants are required to submit the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Diversity statement
- List of names and contact information for at least three (3) 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.