Asst. Professor of Finance

Rochester, New York, United States

Job description

Status: Tenure Track


Department of Accounting & Finance, School of Business, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, invites nominations and applications for a full time Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Finance, starting fall 2018.

Accredited by AACSB International, the School of Business at St. John Fisher College offers majors in Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance. There are approximately 660 undergraduates enrolled in these majors and an additional 150 students enrolled in the MBA program.

The College, an independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1948, is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching and learning in a personalized educational environment. St. John Fisher College is guided by its Catholic heritage and its founders, the Basilian Fathers, whose motto- “Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge” -underscores the values of the institution. Through an education rooted in the liberal arts, the College prepares individuals for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity, in which diversity and service to others are valued and practiced. (

St. John Fisher College offers 35 academic majors, as well as eleven pre-professional programs, eleven master’s programs, and three doctoral programs; the College enrolls approximately 4,000 total undergraduate and graduate students. In 2017, for the seventh year in a row, St. John Fisher College was named by U.S. News & World Report to the list of America’s Best Colleges in the National Universities category and has been cited on “America’s Top Colleges” published by The College also ranked in several other Forbes Top Colleges sub-lists, including Best Private Colleges (ranked 251); and Best Research Universities (ranked 141) and is proud to have been named to the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List.

Rochester, New York is noted for its excellent symphony orchestra, arts and science museums, proximity to the Finger Lakes Region and the Adirondack Mountains, and some of the best hospitals in the nation.

Job Responsibilities

Candidates from all areas of finance are encouraged to apply. Teaching and research topics include but are not limited to corporate finance, investments, banking, financial derivatives, and personal and behavioral finance. The committee will evaluate the suitability of the candidate based on evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as the dissertation and/or published research in these areas. The successful candidate will teach primarily at the undergraduate level.

Faculty in the department carry a three-three teaching load and are expected to show a commitment to teaching. They are also expected to engage in scholarship to build and maintain a strong publication record, advise students and perform service to the college and the profession.

Education / Experience

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or DBA in Finance from an AACSB Accredited School of Business. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if the evidence shows that the degree will be in hand by the end of the fall 2018 semester. Faculty who show a commitment to engaging with external constituents are preferred as St. John Fisher College has a robust commitment to community engagement. Also, industry experience is a plus.

Competencies / Skills

Successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity to produce and publish original scholarship in refereed journals to enable classification as “Scholarly Academic” under the guidelines of AACSB International. The requirements for scholarship must be met and maintained for the School’s AACSB accreditation. Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to be an effective teacher, a collaborative team player, and demonstrate a commitment to community engagement. St. John Fisher College supports scholarship in several ways including a yearly grant to faculty, and a competitive school-wide grant that is available to faculty applicants. The College also provides administrative help in securing external funding for research. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US, and available to start teaching in fall 2018.

How to apply

Apply online

EEO Statement

It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.

The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: F00009P

Desired Start Date: 08/20/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education.