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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Financial Planning

Shepherd University

Job Description

The university invites applications for the position of tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor of Business Administration starting August 2023. Responsibilities include teaching financial planning and other courses in the College of Business at the undergraduate and graduate levels, university service, and advising. Courses may be face-to-face, hybrid, or online. Evening teaching may be required. Screening of applications will begin on June 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Shepherd University, established 1871, is a state-supported institution located in the Shenandoah Valley and on the banks of the Potomac River in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The oldest town in the state, Shepherdstown is a quaint and thriving university town connected to a larger, vibrant business and cultural community. The campus combines with the greater community to offer unique learning-living opportunities. Shepherdstown is across the river from Maryland, a quick 20 miles from Pennsylvania and Virginia, and only 65 miles from the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.

The Department of Business Administration is located in the College of Business. The Business Program at Shepherd University offers a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, General Business, Management, Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance, and an M.B.A. Shepherd University places a high priority on excellence in teaching, student interaction, and service with an appropriate level of intellectual contributions. Salary range: $72,000-$78,000.

The department is looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Financial Planning, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or closely related field from an accredited program, along with the CFP® certification. ABDs, within one year of defense, will also be considered.

The new assistant professor is responsible for duties as outlined in the Shepherd University Faculty Handbook.https://media.suweb.site/2022/05/Faculty-Handbook-2022-2023-final-August-11-2022.pdf?v=1658735036

The teaching load is a 4-4 but typically spread over a relatively low number of total students. Teaching schedules are flexible, but the full-time position does require an on-campus presence for face-to-face interaction with students and faculty.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in financial planning but also include other courses in the College of Business. The successful candidate will also oversee the Center for Financial Education with an associated endowed lectureship with discretionary operational and faculty development funds.

Screening of applications will begin on June 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials:

Cover letter
Curriculum vita
Names and contact information for three professional references
Unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate coursework will be required at the interview stage; (official transcripts must be provided to the university to complete the hire).

Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Shepherd University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. The University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. The University neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin, consistent with applicable laws and regulations. The University, through its Affirmative Action Plan, seeks to employ highly qualified personnel on an equal opportunity basis at all campus locations and facilities. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation under the University's Equal Opportunity Policy/Affirmative Action Plan.

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