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Assistant Professor - Seidman College of Business (Finance)

Apply now Job no: 492914
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., D.B.A., or an A.B.D from an AACSB accredited institution with an expected completion by August 2019.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated potential for research productivity consistent with Seidman’s mission and AACSB requirements.

Preferred Qualifications"

  • Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and/or research background in the area of Investments course/s at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Expertise in utilizing Microsoft Excel for financial decision making.


  • Typical teaching load is nine credit hours with two preparations each semester. In addition, scholarship in quality journals and service activity is required.

Department/Division: For details about the Finance Department, Seidman College of Business visit The department has access to CRSP, Compustat, and S&P Capital IQ financial databases; SAS and STATA analytical software, and the Gary L. Tilkin Financial Markets Center.

Salary: Competitive with excellent fringe benefits ( Summer teaching opportunities and competitive summer research awards are available

Application Deadline: To be considered for a meeting at the FMA conference, please apply by September 21, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply: Apply online at To be considered, applicants must upload the following (in PDF format) to the online application:  (1) cover letter to include your teaching philosophy and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) completed or in-progress research work, (4) teaching evaluations for all courses taught in the last two years (and any other evidence of teaching excellence), (5) transcripts (unofficial will suffice, however official transcripts are required at time of job offer). On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:  Dr. Vijay Gondhalekar (

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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