Assistant Professor of Finance

Indiana University Bloomington

Assistant Professor of Finance

Posting Details

Title Assistant Professor of Finance
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Northwest School of Business & Economics
Location Northwest
Position Summary
Position Summary
The Assistant Professor of Finance is a tenure-track, full-time, 10-month academic position. The position is responsible for a 12-hour per semester teaching load in finance and related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A productive program of research and scholarly publication is expected and supported by a reduction in teaching load. Active involvement in service functions is also expected.
The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics employs 16 full-time faculty, and its programs are fully accredited by the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International). Faculty are very engaged in teaching and research that is applied, basic, or pedagogic. Faculty also support the economic development of the region by engaging in mutually beneficial collaborations with local organizations and community members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching: Indiana University Northwest is a student-centered campus. Teaching is the primary mission of the campus, supported by research and service. The expected teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester in finance and related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A course release will be granted to maintain a productive level of scholarly work. Teaching responsibilities may include face-to-face and online formats, evenings, and some Saturdays. Additional opportunities for summer teaching may be available. Teaching expectations include course and syllabus preparation, textbook selection, participation in assessment of student learning, working collaboratively with peers on curriculum improvement, and incorporation of high impact teaching strategies that actively engage students. Faculty are expected to encourage student development and participate in activities that extend beyond the classroom such as mentoring, oversight of student clubs, honor societies, etc.

Research: The School of Business and Economics employs the Teacher-Scholar model, valuing research that is applied, basic, or pedagogic. Faculty are expected to pursue an ongoing stream of scholarly/creative activity, as required for promotion and tenure as well as maintaining academic status for accreditation purposes. Work may include but is not limited to: presenting papers at academic and professional association meetings; publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals or books; pursuing regional and national awards; holding office in a professional organization; participating in panels at regional and national meetings of professional organizations; pursuing grants; serving as part of the editorial review process for academic/professional journals; consulting; contributing to the scholarly growth of one’s peers.

Service: Faculty members are expected to contribute their professional expertise through service to the department, campus, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Examples include but are not limited to committee work within the School, campus-wide committees and/or faculty governance; voluntary membership in professional and community-based organizations reasonably related to the discipline; lectures, consultations, or working with local and area agencies and organizations; support and participation in student organization activities.


One of seven campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students and has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, the region’s only four-year medical doctorate program. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, research, and community engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Basic Qualifications
Required Qualifications
    • An earned doctorate in Finance or related field from an accredited institution by August 1, 2024.
    • Experience teaching at the University level.
    • Demonstrated scholarly work such as publications and/or presentations.
    • Effective oral and written communication.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Clear agenda for future research and scholarly work.
  • Interest in research areas aligned with the mission of the school and campus.
  • Industry experience in discipline.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology related to teaching and relevant to one’s discipline.
  • Demonstration of and commitment to facilitating student learning by using multiple pedagogical techniques in face-to-face and online interactions.
  • Commitment to interacting in all ways with students that exemplify respect and accommodation to all styles of learners.
  • Ability to explain complex things in a simple, easy-to-understand manner.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences effectively and respectfully.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and professionally with colleagues, students, others on campus and in the extended community.
  • Commitment to service excellence.
Department Contact for Questions
Questions regarding the position or application can be directed to Dr. Brandon Lee, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408,

Additional Qualifications  
Salary and Rank Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Special Instructions
Interested candidates should review and complete the online application that requires uploading; 1) Curriculum vitae; 2) Letter of application; 3) Statements on research and teaching philosophy; and 4) List of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers at

Review date begins April 8, 2024: (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee).

Final date: April 22, 2024: 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.

For Best Consideration Date  
Expected Start Date 08/01/2024
Posting/OAA # IU-100809-2024

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Research and Teaching
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other