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Assistant Professor - Finance (Seidman College of Business)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Grand Valley State University Department of Finance in the Seidman College of Business invites applications for a faculty position beginning in Fall 2020. The open position is for an Assistant Professor.  Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or an appropriate terminal degree in Finance or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2020 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants with expertise in analytics are preferred, however all teaching interests in Finance will be considered. Salary is competitive. Visit our Web site at: for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the position, and details on how to apply.  The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area, with significant leisure time activities available.  Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity. 

Required Qualifications and Education:          

  • Ph.D. or an appropriate terminal degree from an AACSB or equivalent accredited institution earned by August 2020. Current ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Terminal degree closely related to the discipline of position
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated potential for research consistent with the mission of the college

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Excellent candidates in any related field will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in analytics
  • Expertise in the areas of investments, financial institutions, or ethics is also desirable
  • Experience with experiential learning and community-based projects


  • Typical teaching load is nine credit hours per semester
  • Effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels (MBA & EMBA) as well as provide service to the department, college, university and community is expected
  • Research and scholarship that meets AACSB standards is expected

Compensation: Competitive salary with excellent benefits package (


  • For details about Seidman College of Business visit
  • The Finance Department has 13 full-time faculty and offers a highly collegial atmosphere with many opportunities for professional growth.
  • GVSU Finance faculty have access to CRSP, Compustat, and CapIQ via the WRDS platform

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) Unofficial Ph.D. and/or terminal degree transcripts from the granting institution

(4) Teaching evaluations for all courses taught in the last two years (and any other evidence of teaching excellence) with department/school comparisons

(5) Sample of completed or in-progress research work

  • 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. George Chang ( or 616-331-7350).

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Please submit by September 30, 2019 to assure full consideration. The position may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

For more information about Seidman College of Business, see our website at 

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

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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