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Trading Room Director and Lecturer of Finance

Bentley University

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Bentley University seeks to fill a joint position as Lecturer of Finance, and Director of the Trading Room. The Director reports to the Executive Director of the Hughey Center for all Trading Room (TR) matters and to the Chair of the Department of Finance for all matters related to teaching responsibilities.

Trading Room Responsibilities:
The Trading Room Director and Lecturer of Finance is responsible for the overall supervision of the Hughey Center for Financial Services/Trading Room. Specific responsibilities include supervising payroll, staff hiring/training; scheduling for events, preparing and forecasting budgets, purchasing; maintaining liaison with vendors, working on social media feeds and website, and working with the Academic Technology Center to identify appropriate technology and software needs for TR operations. The Director is also responsible for liaising with guest speakers, visitors, corporate guests, senior administrators, and trustees. The Director works with the Executive Director to recruit guest speakers for our Fireside Chats events – engaging alums and professional executives to present cutting-edge topics in finance, economics, management, and arts and science to faculty and students. The Director works with the Executive Director to develop and market executive training programs and Wall Street 101 programming.
Department of Finance Teaching Responsibilities:
In this capacity, the Trading Room Director and Lecturer of Finance will teach a minimum of two courses per semester, as directed by the Chair of the Finance Department. The Trading Room is the centerpiece of The Hughey Center for Financial Services (HCFS), named in honor of Bentley University alumnus David A. Hughey '55 (retired executive vice president of Dean Witter Intercapital), was established in 1997. The center was inaugurated by Mr. Peter S. Lynch, the former manager of Magellan Fund, and Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management & Research Company. The HCFS has earned a national reputation and has been featured on national and international media. The center's mission is to extend the educational goals of Bentley University through innovative classroom pedagogy, cutting-edge financial research, and real-world applications.
The Finance department offers an array of courses supporting BS Finance, MS Finance, and MBA (Finance concentration) degrees at Bentley. We also support the Advanced Standing in Finance program (
) where some of our top students pursue the BS and MS degrees at Bentley. The department actively engages with students outside the classroom through initiatives and support of student organizations including the Bentley Investment Group (
), Bentley Sustainable Investment Group (
), the Lab for Economics, Accounting, and Finance (
), and the Trading Room (
) to name a few examples. For more information about the Finance faculty, please see faculty profiles at:
Bentley University is an AACSB-accredited business university located 11 miles from Boston. Bentley leads higher education in integrating global business with the arts and sciences. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to be a “Force for Good” by leading higher education in the integration of global business with the arts and sciences, information technology, and corporate ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for both faculty and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they bring their industry experience and real world understanding into the classroom. We seek qualified faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents and share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace challenge and change.
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a graduate degree. Previous work experience in a trading room environment as a trader or in any managerial capacity at a financial services company is strongly desirable. The ability to teach trading concepts and design trading courses is a strong plus. Experience with securities valuation and developing trading rules using Excel is a must. The ideal candidate must be proficient with Bloomberg Terminal, including building Excel-based valuation models using Bloomberg API, Visual Basic, Pivot, Vlookups, macro, and goal-seeking. Familiarity with FactSet, Morningstar Direct, and CapIQ is also desirable. Travel to Boston, NYC, and Chicago, is required to maintain impactful external visibility with the local financial community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (writing and oral) are a must.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Priority Application Deadline: May 12, 2023 (applications accepted until position is filled)
To apply: The candidate must create a profile by uploading application materials at:
. For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application:
  • CV or resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds) and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued, respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your research, teaching, service, and/or industry experience. Bentley University recognizes that your personal exposure to diversity is a function of your background. We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts and those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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