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Assistant or Associate Professor in Finance

Apply now Job no: 509723
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Finance
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

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. This appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2022.



The position opening is for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Finance and/or Economics preferably from an AACSB accredited institution (must be obtained by September 1, 2022). A high level of scholarship or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record is a must. Candidates are expected to conduct scholarly financial economics related research, being relied on to contribute to our departmental efforts in the area of financial economics. We welcome applicants with a variety of research interests, but those with demonstrated potential for high-quality related research or an established research record in top tier finance journals are preferred. In addition, the department values experiential learning and student engagement; thus, candidates must also provide evidence of / potential for, excellence in teaching, in person as well as on-line, at the undergraduate and graduate level. The ability to mentor junior faculty is required for the associate tenure-track appointment. Willingness and/or experience working with doctoral students is a plus.


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 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.


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 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.

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