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Assistant Professor in Finance / Business Analytics Cluster

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This announcement aims to fill a tenure track/tenured faculty position in Finance with an emphasis on Business Analytics. Business Analytics is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes “the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions” (Davenport and Harris 2007). Our priority is to recruit a scholar who will build on our existing strengths in these areas and advance the academic development of rigorous research and teaching programs. The desired start date is July 1, 2018.

A successful candidate must have the demonstrated potential or proven record of accomplishment and interest in empirical research and teaching in Finance. Candidate must have or be near completion of a PhD in Finance, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field. Candidate must also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in diverse candidates. Joint appointments between the School of Business Administration (SoBA) and the departments of economics, mathematics, statistics, or the college of engineering are possible.

In addition, depending on the candidate’s record, the position may be partially funded through one of the SoBA endowed chairs, including three A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation Endowed Presidential Chairs in Business Administration, the A. Gary Anderson Endowed Chair in Finance and the Ely Callaway Chair in Social Responsibility.

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, evidence of research and teaching excellence, selected articles or working papers, a diversity statement that addresses potential contributions to academic diversity, and names and contact information for three references to:
Associate & Full Professor:
Assistant Professor:

Inquiries may also be made to Jean Helwege at

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by November 1st but the position will remain open until filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants with a Ph.D. will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The School of Business Administration ( is an AACSB-accredited school and shares the mission of the University of California system to be known as a leading center of excellence for research and teaching.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required