Position Type: Faculty
Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.
The College of Business has 76 full-time faculty and 40 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, and Marketing. The College currently offers 13 undergraduate majors serving more than 2,500 students, and 2 graduate programs serving more than 100 students combined. The faculty and staff of the College are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in support of our efforts to prepare students to become productive, ethical, and engaged citizens and business leaders, while promoting commerce and advancing the quality of life in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For further information see our website at http://business.uco.edu.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
The College of Business at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Finance. Position will begin in August 2021.
Candidates will be expected to teach courses within the field and/or subfields of Finance using a transformative approach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) and participate in department and school-related service activities. Candidates are expected to have a balanced commitment towards teaching, research, and service.
The Finance Department currently houses 14 full-time faculty members (10 Finance & 4 Bus. Law), and offers undergraduate majors in Finance, Insurance & Risk Management and Business Law. We also support minors in Banking, Financial Planning, Real Estate and Insurance & Risk Management. The department sponsors an investment team and finance clubs. Additionally, the department contributes to the curriculum linked to the UCO MBA and MSBA programs.
Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.
Applicants with a PhD or ABD in Finance from an AACSB school will have priority consideration. Scholarly Academics (SA) per AACSB standards are preferred. Previous teaching and/or work experience in finance, insurance, or real estate is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a successful record of prior professional business experience and leadership responsibilities.
Excellence in teaching. Previous teaching experience in higher education environment at level of teaching assistant or higher is required. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Contingent on state funds. Finalists will be required to furnish official transcripts. Generally includes day/evening, graduate/undergraduate courses and may include weekend classes. Previous successful university teaching experience with racially and culturally-diverse student populations preferred. Scholarly/creative productivity and service commitment expected. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks and previous employment and degree verifications. UCO strongly promotes diversity and encourages members of under-represented groups to apply.
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