Assistant Professor, Finance

Posting Date: November 16, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

Full-time 10 month tenure track - target start September 1, 2019

Join the faculty of the Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business in the Cotsakos College of Business, which is one of the five comprehensive and diverse colleges at William Paterson University.  The Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in Economics, Finance, Finance with a concentration commercial bank management, Financial Planning, and Global Business Studies. Additionally, the Department offers an undergraduate minor in Economics and, at the graduate level, an MBA with a concentration in Finance. The department is also in the process of launching an MS in Finance scheduled to start in the fall 2019.  Successful graduates are prepared to thrive and succeed in today's complex global business environment.

The Cotsakos College of Business is proud to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and to have been listed in the October 2018 issue of Financial Planning, for the eighth consecutive year, as a top school for future financial planners.  In 2017, William Paterson was the first institution to receive the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey's "Heart of Financial Planning Award."  In 2016, three CCOB students won the top prize at the Financial Planning Association's (FPA) National Financial Planning Challenge held in Baltimore, MD. This year, a three-student team was among eight teams chosen nationwide to compete in the final round of the Financial Planning Challenge in Chicago, IL.

Professors in Finance are an integral part of an educational experience that provides students with the pedagogy and hands-on experience to be successful in whatever direction they choose to pursue.  Professors are responsible for ensuring that students graduate with the requisite skills for relevant careers.  To that end, the successful candidate will be able to teach within the department's undergraduate and graduate offerings.

Reporting relationship: Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business Chairperson


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Educating: Undergraduate and potentially, graduate courses in various fields within Finance with specialties most likely in Risk Management and Commercial Banking.  The successful candidate will also be asked to assist in developing a BS Risk Management track.

Scholarship: Conceptualize, develop, execute, and maintain an active peer-reviewed creative and/or research agenda

Service: choose to actively participate in the variety of service opportunities within the Department, College, and University community; advising and mentoring students, contributing to curriculum development and course development for special topic offerings, attend College and University functions, etc.


Required qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution (ABD considered with completion scheduled on or before March 1 in the year following appointment in order to be considered for reappointment)
  • Evidence of college-level teaching excellence in a variety of areas within Finance by peer and student evaluations
  • Evidence of Finance related scholarship with a track record of professional and/or scholarly publications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching or research focus in Risk Management or Commercial Bank Management
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience teaching online or in hybrid formats


Personal attributes and traits:

  • Commitment to the development of others by having demonstrated a strong desire to help others to recognize and expand their talents
  • A demonstrated attitude of enjoyment toward chosen job and career
  • Adept at objectively assessing and evaluating the abilities and performance of others
  • Able to influence others to actively contribute to group goals
  • Proven ability to fulfill professional duties in an ethical and moral way
  • Committed to self- assessment, self-improvement, self-management, and self-direction
  • Dedication to systems and processes by understanding and leveraging knowledge, language, authority structures and work within a given context to establish and honor norms, rules, policies, and procedures


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Invitation to apply:

Please click to apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

•             Complete an application
•             Submit a cover letter & CV
•             Provide names/contacts of three professional references.  

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email for any general questions related to this application process.

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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.