Prassel Professor of Professional Practice in Finance
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: JR100565
Job Family Group:
Finance and Decision Sciences (Shage Zhang)
United States of America (Exempt)
The Department of Finance and Decision Sciences in the Neidorff School of Business, Trinity University, is seeking a full-time Prassel Professor of Professional Practice in Finance, beginning in Spring or Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching a variety of finance courses at undergraduate level and bringing in rich practice-oriented perspectives to the finance curriculum. The candidate is also required to take a leadership role in enhancing the department's strategic initiatives and support the program efforts and student success in terms of experiential learning, internship placement, and initial professional placements.
Trinity University is a private, secular, and nationally-ranked liberal arts university with a commitment to interdisciplinarity and intentional inclusion. We're located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Trinity University is a prestigious, selective liberal arts institution, with over 11,000 applications, and approximately 650 first-year students in the Class of 2026.Discover more about Trinity Universityhereand in theResource Guide to Trinity & San Antonio.
The finance program in the Michael Neidorff School of Business offers a finance major degree with two concentrations, in Corporate Finance and Investments. The finance degree is a CFA affiliated program and highly experiential. Finance students have the opportunity to manage more than $10 million real money as part of the Student Managed Fund, which is one of the largest undergraduate student-run investment funds in the nation. Learn more about the finance program.
Both the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide effective practice-oriented instruction at undergraduate level in an liberal arts environment, in areas that enhance the core pedagogical instruction provided by the tenured and tenure-track faculty. Primary teaching responsibilities will be within the finance area, and expected teaching load is the equivalent of four courses per academic semester.
Actively contribute to the development of finance and business courses, contributing to curricula that are timely, innovative, and congruent with changes in the profession.
Support the program's efforts to enhance student success in terms of experiential learning, internship placement, and initial professional placements.
Take a leadership role in enhancing the department's existing programs, such as the Real Estate Finance program, the CFA program, among others, and developing new initiatives that enhance the strategic plans of the department, the Neidorff School of Business, and the University.
Support the department, school, and university in building and sustaining productive internal and external stakeholder relationships (including, but not limited to the business community, alumni, Business Advisory Council, and professional organizations).
Participate in special projects and activities that advance the achievement and strategic objectives of the department, the school and the university.
Assist in university and program admission and retention efforts and provide advising and mentoring of undergraduate students
The finance curriculum offers courses in corporate finance, investments, international finance, sustainable finance, valuation, derivatives and alternative investing, and personal finance. Successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of the courses offered by the department.
A Master's degree in Finance or a Master's degree in a closely-related field (e.g. Accounting, Economics, MBA) from an AACSB accredited university
Doctoral degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business Administration from an AACSB accredited university
Demonstrated significant and substantive work experience in finance, accounting, or related fields.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective teacher
Demonstrated leadership in developing and enhancing programs
Demonstrated collegiality, respect, and empathy for the inclusion of diverse stakeholders
Hold professional certification in Finance (e.g. CFA Charterholder)
Executive level experience
International work experience
Community outreach experience (e.g., service to the profession, service on private, public, or non-profit boards)
Understanding of the Trinity mission and the role of the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences within the School of Business and the greater university.
HOW TO APPLY
When starting the application, select "Apply Manually." Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the "My Experience" section, you do not need to complete the "Work Experience," "Education," "Certifications," or "Languages" fields.
In the "Application Documents" field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded):
A letter of interest that specifically highlights your qualifications and experience as they relate to the position description
A list of names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three references
Teaching evaluations if available
A Diversity statement. Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain active until the position is filled
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