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Provide leadership to the Department’s research program by interacting routinely with graduate students and faculty. Will also interact with banking industry groups and leaders, including the Alabama Bankers Association and other state and national banking groups; develop and advance a modern banking curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, which may include a focus on the intersection of banking services and modern business analytic methods; help successfully recruit undergraduate students to the banking specialization; and assist students in obtaining internships and employment in the banking sector.
The University of Alabama
Culverhouse College of Commerce
Department Economics, Finance and Legal Studies
The Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies at The University of Alabama invites applications for the Robert Hunt Cochrane/Alabama Bankers’ Endowed Chair of Banking. The appointment is to be at the senior level and is intended to attract a scholar with a strong reputation in banking and related financial services; however, the appointment may be at either the associate or full professor level, depending on the candidate’s experience and record. The compensation package is competitive, and commensurate with the candidate’s record. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in finance, economics, or a closely related field, and a record of outstanding teaching and research in the banking area, with publications in leading scholarly journals. The successful applicant will provide leadership to the Department’s research program by interacting routinely with graduate students and faculty. The successful incumbent will also interact with banking industry groups and leaders, including the Alabama Bankers Association and other state and national banking groups; develop and advance a modern banking curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, which may include a focus on the intersection of banking services and modern business analytic methods; help successfully recruit undergraduate students to the banking specialization; and assist students in obtaining internships and employment in the banking sector.
Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Applicants should attach a curriculum vita, names and contact information for four references, documentation of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of substantive and relevant scholarship. Only online applications are accepted. Items not attached at time of submission will disqualify the application. Reference letters should be emailed directly to: email@example.com with “Recommendation for (candidate name)” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is January 31, 2016. Members of the search committee will be attending the 2015 FMA and 2016 ASSA meetings in Orlando and San Francisco.
The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation.
The finance program offers degrees at the undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels. The Masters programs include a full-time MBA, a weekend MBA program for executives and a one-year MS in Finance. The department offers excellent support including travel funding and an active seminar series. The College has state-of-the art facilities including multimedia classrooms, subscriptions to WRDS and an excellent collection of databases. Additional information is available at the College website: http://www.cba.ua.edu.
Any required documents not attached will disqualify your application.
Please use the following required document link:
- Resume or CV
If submitting further documentation, please attach as follows to optional links:
- Teaching Philosophy link for teaching documentation (if not already included in CV)
-Research/Scholarships/Creative Activities Statement link for substantive and relevant scholarship (if not already included in CV)
-Other Document 1 link – for name and contact information for four references (if not already included in CV)
-Other Document 2 link – Other information
Four letters of recommendation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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