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Assistant Professor - Finance

Apply now Job no: 520725
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Finance
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, Isenberg School of Management

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.


Job Summary

The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst invites applications for one tenure-track position. The position is open to both recent PhDs and seasoned assistant candidates. Seasoned candidates should have a strong record of publishing in top tier finance journals. Successful candidates are expected to be both productive researchers and effective teachers capable of contributing to the school’s Undergraduate, MS, MBA, Ph.D., and other programs. Successful candidates will have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and online education formats is highly desirable. The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.



Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Finance or a closely related field preferably from an AACSB accredited institution (must be obtained by September 1, 2024), along with a high level of scholarship or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record, and evidence of teaching excellence. Applications from all areas of finance are welcome.


About the Finance Department and the Isenberg School of Management

The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, (see is uniquely housed within the nationally ranked Isenberg School of Management. It offers BS, MBA, Master of Finance, and PhD programs while being home to sixteen full-time faculty members. Our internationally prominent faculty is renowned for research in investments and corporate finance. Members of the Finance Department actively publish in top tier finance journals in a range of areas, such as theoretical asset pricing, empirical asset pricing, banking, 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 (#22 among publics, #53 overall, Poets & Quants), full-time MBA (#46 among publics, #86 overall, US News & World Report), and online MBA (#2 in US, #5 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.


Additional Information

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.


Application Instructions

Apply by November 15, 2023 in order to ensure priority consideration. We will start reviewing applications and interviewing candidates after the deadline. The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified, or the position is filled. Along with the application, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity statement
  • Job market paper
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)


The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

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