Associate Professor, Finance & Department Chair

Romeoville, Illinois, United States

Job description

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides generous leave, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

The Position
The College of Business invites applications for an Associate Professor, Department Chair of Finance. The faculty member will serve as the interim chair and teach courses in the College of Business. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and the College of Business invites applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

As Interim Chair, the individual will promote academic qualify, support recruitment and retention efforts as well as supervise instruction and advising, schedule classes, and respond to student concerns. Duties as the Interim Chair also include: coordinating assessment, program review, and curricular revision; supervising and evaluating faculty,
program directors, and staff in the department and building and maintaining mutually beneficial interdisciplinary relationships with other departments and/or colleges and with external partners.

As Associate Professor, the individual will teach a variety of finance courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; 12 credit hour teaching load per semester. The faculty member must maintain office hours, assist students and foster positive interaction with colleagues and external parties.

The qualified candidate will have a Master’s in Finance or Accounting with an emphasis in Finance, Economics or Statistics. Acceptance into a doctoral program in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Economics or Statistics.

How to apply

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.