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Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/22/22

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Finance & Insurance

Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance

Ball State University

The Department of Finance and Insurance invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Finance. The Position is a full-time tenure-track position, available August 18, 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting scholarly research in the area of finance and/or risk management and insurance, including Fintech or Insurtech. Service to the university and profession in general is also expected.

Teaching reduction is available for exceptional research performance. Time release and summer stipend is provided to fresh PhDs.

The Department of Finance and Insurance, part of the Miller College of Business, an AACSB accredited college of business, offers degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) and minors in Banking, Financial Planning, and RMI. The curriculum provides opportunities for our students to pursue certifications in Certified Financial Planning (CFP), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), as well as earning credit towards certifications for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Seniors in our Portfolio Management class are offered the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in managing an investment fund of $1.9 million value.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Teach 9 semester hours which may include undergraduate and graduate courses, both on campus and online. Teaching reduction is available for exceptional research performance. Time release and summer stipend is provided to fresh PhDs. Conduct scholarly research, primarily in the area of finance and/or risk management and insurance, and publish in high quality academic journals. Actively contribute service to the university and the profession.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Finance or related field from an AACSB (or EQUIS) accredited institution.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of potential for effective teaching and scholarship. Established record of effective teaching and publications in high quality journals is necessary for consideration at Associate Professor Rank. Teaching interests in finance and/or risk management and insurance, preferably financial engineering or Fintech or Insurtech is preferred.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33221 . Include the following documents with your application: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, you have the option provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide this statement.

The option to upload Doctorate transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 10/31/2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

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Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
  • We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
  • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...