Assistant Professor in Finance

University of California Davis Graduate School of Management

Assistant Professor in Finance, 2021-2022

Job #JPF04404

Application Window

Open date: September 3rd, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management invites applications for a position in Finance at the assistant professor level (tenure-track). All areas of research will be considered. The University of California, Davis, and the Graduate School of Management are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

The successful candidate will join a highly active and multidisciplinary faculty group with research interests spanning various aspects of Finance. The GSM has an established MBA program, a Master of Accountancy Program, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics program. Teaching responsibilities will be in the area of finance and may span across multiple programs. Recent graduates should show strong potential for top quality, innovative, and high-impact research in Finance. Experienced candidates should have a record of high quality published and in-process research consistent with their experience. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or expect to have completed a Ph.D. by the start of employment.
Interested individuals should complete an online application using the University of California, Davis’s RECRUIT system ( Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, evidence of research (sample publications, working paper, or dissertation), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for 3 references. Initial Application Due Date is November 30, 2021. Applications received after November 30, 2021 and before June 30, 2022 will not be considered unless the initial search process has concluded and the position has not yet been filled. This position will remain open until filled.

Consideration will be given to applicants who have shown a commitment to educating and mentoring a diverse student body to expand opportunities and enhance personal growth, retention, and academic success. UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is poised to qualify as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) both as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitment must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy.

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UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential spaces.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or expect to have completed a Ph.D. by the start of employment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching - Examples include course materials, syllabi, course plans, course evaluations, etc.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Evidence of Research #1 - Working paper or publication
  • Evidence of Research #2 - additional working paper or publication (Optional)
  • Evidence of Research #3 - additional working paper or publication (Optional)
  • Evidence of Teaching - Sample teaching evaluations (Required for experienced candidates) (Optional)
  • Authorization to release information form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Davis CA