University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — Assistant / Associate Professor in Finance

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

Assistant / Associate Professor

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for an Assistant / Associate Professor in Finance to begin in Fall 2018.

The primary responsibilities in this position will be to provide high quality research for publication in top-tier business journals and teaching excellence in the Lubar School of Business.  Additionally, the selected candidate will contribute to the mission of the Lubar School by engaging with, mentoring, and advising students, by providing service to the area, School, and University through committee service and other shared governance activities, and by enhancing the School’s strong linkages with the business community.

Qualified candidates for both positions will possess a Ph.D. in Business or a closely related field, majoring in Finance or a related area and must have a strong interest in teaching courses in Corporate Finance and/or Investments.

Candidates interested in the Assistant Professor tenure-track appointment will possess a recent Ph.D. or anticipate completion by August 2018.  Qualifications also required for the Assistant Professor include the potential for high-impact research and the capacity for teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess excellent communication skills as evidenced in teaching evaluations, along with an ability to work collegially and collaboratively within the university and the business community.

Associate Professor Candidates will need to meet the tenure criteria for the rank of Associate Professor with qualifications that include a record of exceptional quality research published in top peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated record of teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to Associate Professor Candidates with excellent communication skills as documented in teaching evaluations, along with experience in guiding doctoral students and interfacing effectively with the business community.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a premier public urban university committed to academic excellence.  One of the nation’s top 115 research universities, UWM has earned the R1 rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The campus is located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin in a pleasant residential neighborhood only a few blocks from Lake Michigan.  UW-Milwaukee is one of the two doctoral campuses in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System with a student enrollment close to 28,000.  The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.  It offers BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and PhD degree programs and our MBA and undergraduate programs are ranked regionally and nationally for excellence.  Further information is available at our Web site:

Candidates seeking consideration must apply and submit application materials electronically to address the Required and Preferred Qualifications in their application materials.  In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.  Please include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of courses taught, teaching evaluations, and information relative to dissertation status and anticipated schedule for completion, if applicable.  Please also provide a list of three references with contact information to include postal addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers.  The Search Committee will review applications beginning November 01, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  However, applications received after October 31, may not receive consideration.  Dr. Yong-Cheol Kim, Search Committee Chair, will be attending the 2017 Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference in Boston, MA (October 11-14, 2017) and will meet with interested applicants.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer committed to increasing diversity in recruitment and retention and advancing our University as an inclusive campus.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Under Wisconsin’s open records law, request for confidentiality will be honored, except that the names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request.  All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  For information relating to the UWM Campus Security Report, see or contact the Office of Student Life at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

For questions about this position or further information contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Yong-Cheol Kim: 414-4997 /