Endowed Professor of Finance


Oxford, MS, US, 38655

Department:  School of Business Administration (10000818)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description


The Department of Finance in the School of Business Administration at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track finance position.  This position has an endowment and will be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level to start in August, 2024.


Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in real estate (finance) and to perform duties assigned by the Dean of the School of Business Administration and Chair of the Department of Finance. The normal teaching load for a research-active faculty member is 2/2 (6 credit hours each semester, Fall and Spring) with the option to teach summer courses for additional pay subject to course and funding availability. A strong record of quality research and teaching is required for tenure. 


Required Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have earned a doctorate degree in finance (or hold ABD status with expected degree completion prior to August, 2024) from an AACSB accredited or well-regarded business program. Candidates must have demonstrated research and teaching interests in finance. Candidates should possess a proven track record of original research and/or publication in quality finance journals, and must provide evidence of a strong commitment to scholarship, effective teaching, and service. Candidates interested in the Endowed Professor of Finance should have publications in top finance journals. No candidate will be considered who does not meet the departmental AACSB standards for Scholarly Academics (SA). 


Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is achieved. Apply online (only) at https://careers.olemiss.edu. Applications cannot be accepted in any other format. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and evidence of effective teaching. At least three references will be required from candidates invited to campus. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Van Ness, 329 Holman Hall, School of Business Administration, PO Box 1848, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848 (rvanness@bus.olemiss.edu). 

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


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