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Assistant Teaching Professor - Finance

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Finance
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General Summary of Position:

The Finance Department at the Robert J. Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to start in the Fall of 2020. The position is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment of Associate Teaching Professor following five consecutive years of excellent performance evaluations.

The Manning School of Business has over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, is accredited by AACSB International, and is building faculty capacity to deepen its research productivity and build program offerings at all degree levels. The Department of Finance offers a Ph.D. and MS degrees in Finance, a Finance concentration in the MBA, a Finance concentration in the BSBA program, and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Management.  Located 30 miles northwest of Boston, UMASS Lowell has over 18,000 students and is the second-largest public university in Massachusetts.  Within the last three years, the Manning School has moved into a new building with a state of the art trading room. The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester with an additional service component.  A portion of the service component includes managing the Trading Room and working with students and faculty in the use of financial databases.

Job duties include:

  • Teaching assigned finance courses during the academic year
  • Service to manage the Trading Room
  • Ensure the operational status of Trading Room features and coordinate use of Bloomberg software with university IT staff. 
  • Resolve any technical issues with Bloomberg support and other data vendors
  • Organize training sessions on basic Bloomberg functionality and certifications
  • Ensure lab security, monitoring, and compliance with the University's acceptable use policy
  • Assist faculty, undergrads, and doctoral students with Bloomberg and other data sources

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master's degree in finance or MBA with a finance concentration from an AACSB accredited school (must have a degree by the time of appointment)
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • A record of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to speak and write English clearly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in finance from an AACSB accredited school
  • Ability to teach a wide variety of finance classes
  • Ability to advise students and supervise honors projects
  • Experience in managing a Bloomberg terminal-based finance lab.
  • Experience in Bloomberg certification

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please contact the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources Department at 978-934-3560 for information regarding benefits and related employment matters or if you have any questions about the position. 

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter detailing research interests and accomplishments; teaching interests, experience and philosophy; and professional background
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations, department Chair reviews, teaching awards)   
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  (please do not send recommendation letters).  **All materials should be submitted using our electronic application system. 

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