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Economics and Finance (Finance) – Assistant/Associate Professor

Department:  Economics and Finance
Rank:  Assistant/Associate
Specialization(s):  Finance
Search # 18-019 

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The School of Business has had increasing enrollments, external fundraising success and has occupied a LEED certified building since August 2012.  The School of Business recently adopted the tag line “Change for Good,” and a focus on sustainability, the triple bottom line, student professional development and business community engagement is woven throughout its programs. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Teach finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as financial markets and institutions, investments and commercial banking. Teaching responsibilities include evening and weekend classes.  Scholarly activities, productive service, student advisement and engagement with the business community are required for this position.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Finance or a related Business degree.  Strong candidates with ABD status will be considered.  If ABD, candidate must have earned doctorate within two years of appointment.  In addition, candidates with master’s degrees and substantial corporate financial experience can apply. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach effectively at the university level to a diverse group of undergraduate and/or graduate students in on-ground and hybrid formats.  Candidates must demonstrate an ability to engage in meaningful scholarship leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in their discipline.  Successful applicants will demonstrate their ability to be classified as qualified faculty under AACSB standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with Ph.D. by August 2018.

Application Process: 

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation electronically to:  Dr. Benjamin A. Abugri, Chair, Department of Economics and Finance at

For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.