Assistant Professor of Business in Finance

Montana State University

Job Description

The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship invites applications for a tenure-track position to join the college’s Finance Option. Candidates would be expected to be able to teach courses in finance. Candidates with terminal degrees, experience, interests, and scholarship in finance or similar fields are encouraged to apply. A normal teaching load is 15 hours per academic year. We seek candidates who are excellent in imparting state-of-the-art financial knowledge to a socioeconomically, geographically, and increasingly ethnically diverse student body. In addition, candidates are expected to publish in impactful, peer-reviewed journals related to their field and engage in service. The finance program offers an undergraduate concentration as part of the BS in Business program, and meaningfully contributes to the new graduate MS in Innovation and Management program. Therefore, a successful candidate must be able to teach with high quality across a variety of finance courses and topics at the Bachelor and Master levels, carrying a load of five sections per academic year. The successful candidate should be able to collaborate with faculty across a broad cross-section of business disciplines.
We seek candidates who are passionate about delivering excellence in the classroom, producing exciting and impactful research and who will thrive in our rich, mountainous environment.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities
The new faculty member will teach required and elective courses in the undergraduate business major with specialty emphasis in finance, and graduate courses supporting the M.S. in Innovation and Management program, advise students, conduct scholarly research, and provide college and
university service and engagement. A normal teaching load is 15 credit hours per year

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Ph.D. or D.B.A. degree with emphasis in finance or a closely related field by start date from an AACSB-accredited university.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in finance supporting all business majors.
  • For assistant professor rank, potential to carry on a successful program of scholarly research resulting in publication in respected peer-reviewed journals. For associate professor rank, demonstrated success publishing in respected peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Demonstrated experience teaching upper level and graduate courses.
  • Ability to teach in more than one business area.
  • Record of refereed publications.
  • Professional experience and/or certifications.

The Successful Candidate Will
  • Be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Conduct interesting, thoughtful, relevant and impactful scholarly research that results in publications in respected peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, students, and business professionals.
  • Be committed to service and engagement in the College, the University, the profession, and the community.
  • Be dedicated to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College
The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship offers a B.S. in Business with options in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing, an M.S. in Innovation and Management, and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. The College has 28 tenure-track faculty that are augmented by an experienced group of professionally qualified instructors. Faculty members enjoy a highly collegial environment and are committed to excellence in business education. The combination of a positive professional work environment and outstanding recreational opportunities offer a uniquely satisfying lifestyle.
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Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date
August 2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Close Date

Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin immediately with a priority deadline of April 1, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
Required applicant documents:
  • Current CV
  • A document outlining how you meet each individual required and preferred qualification
  • Your teaching philosophy
  • Your research philosophy.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

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