Assistant Professor in Finance, CBE-3311

Assistant Professor

Department of Finance

College of Business and Economics



The College of Business and Economics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Finance beginning August 2020.



PhD in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2021. Evidence of prior teaching performance will also be considered. Possess strong commitment to teaching, advising/mentoring students; show potential for strong research skills; and a willingness to pursue external funding opportunities. Professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) will be helpful.



Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year. Teach traditional and online format courses within the finance discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Primary areas of interest for teaching and research should be Investments. Secondary areas may be primarily Financial Planning, but International Finance or Institutions may also be considered. 

College of Business and Economics:

The college is accredited by AACSB for both its business and accounting programs. It conducts undergraduate business programs with majors/concentrations in an array of business fields and offers a growing number of graduate programs. The college plays a prominent role in providing leadership to local/regional firms, governments, and non-profit organizations. The college also has affiliated business programs in other countries.


Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official transcripts, (4) recent teaching evaluations, (5) evidence of scholarly productivity, and (6) three letters of references. Send applications to: Dr. Susan Flaherty, Chair, Department of Finance, College of Business and Economics, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001

Electronic Submissions are preferred and should be sent to: Initial interviews will be conducted at the FMA meetings in New Orleans by prearranged appointment.


A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CBE-3311.

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.