Claremont Graduate University — Clinical Associate / Full Professor of Finance

Clinical Associate/Full Professor of Finance
Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University 

The Peter F. Drucker Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management (the Drucker School) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) invites qualified applicants for a clinical faculty position in finance. We will consider candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position includes responsibility for teaching in both the MBA and MSF programs. The applicant will deliver an integral part of the curriculum for these programs, including the core Corporate Finance classes and elective courses. 

Qualifications. Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree and at least four years of postdoctoral teaching experience at the graduate/executive level. In addition, candidates must have a strong record of scholarship; interest in diverse approaches, students, and populations; and a demonstrated ability to make their intellectual contributions accessible to experienced managers through teaching and published work. 

A Ph.D. in finance or a closely aligned field from a nationally or internationally recognized university is required. Qualified candidates must have recent research publications and/or experience working with industry to meet AACSB teaching expectations. Preferred applicants will have demonstrated excellence in research or practical experience in the school’s emerging areas of expertise, for example, business’s role within society (e.g., ESG, impact investing), entrepreneurship, and/or customer-focused areas. 

A commitment to excellence in teaching and teaching effectiveness is also required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching corporate finance, particularly at the MBA and/or executive levels. Preference will also be given to prior MBA experience teaching finance electives. In addition, the school is planning on doctoral program growth; thus, preferred candidates are expected to be interested in supporting doctoral education. A portion of the teaching assignment may be virtual, and preference will be given to faculty with experience teaching in diverse modalities. 

Regarding service, the successful applicant will be expected to make service contributions to the school, university, community, and profession. Further, the Drucker School and CGU prides itself on a small, congenial faculty. Preferred applicants will be those who have experience with and effectiveness in various forms of service, along with applicants who demonstrate that they are collegial, can collaborate across departments and schools, and are motivated to establish high-quality relations with members of our faculty, student, staff, and the broader Drucker community. 

Finally, candidates preferably would be aligned with the Drucker perspective on management. In particular, his humanistic-centered approach combined with a deep sense of organizations’ responsibilities to improve society’s functioning. Ideal candidates would also be expected to value and express an interest in the practice of management. This interest can take various forms, including teaching, research, and service activities. 

The Drucker School: The Drucker School is one of five schools within CGU and is named after Peter F. Drucker (who served as a faculty member here for over forty years), widely considered the most influential thinker on the management of our time. Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, the school is small, interdisciplinary, and composed of a single faculty. The Drucker School stands out among business schools with its unique focus on management as fundamental to human achievement and its grounding in the works of Peter Drucker. We embrace Drucker’s core belief that responsible management is the backbone of a functioning society. Further, we believe that firms and managers must prioritize human thriving in their organizations and focus on purpose and performance—ideas that are more important now than ever. Our class sizes are small, and, as a result, the classroom is a more personalized experience. More details about our school, its vision, mission, and goals can be found in our most recent strategic plan (https://www.cgu.edu/school/drucker-school-of-management/about/strategic-plan/). 

About CGU and Claremont: CGU is an independent liberal arts institution devoted entirely to graduate study. CGU is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges nationally and internationally renowned for academic excellence. Given the transdisciplinary nature of graduate education at CGU, scholars whose research and teaching engage multiple fields and cross-disciplinary boundaries and who are willing to mentor students beyond the areas of their specialized research expertise will find the Drucker School and the university a particularly satisfying intellectual home. CGU and the Claremont Colleges are located in the city of Claremont, just at the base of the San Gabriel mountains. With its natural beauty and small-town feel, Claremont creates a perfect space for living and working. It also provides easy access to all that Southern California has to offer; it is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and less than 50 miles from Southern California beaches. 

Our Commitment to Diversity: CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices. CGU is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. As Drucker noted, “Work must be organized in such a a manner in which strength, initiative, and competence in individuals become a source of strength for and performance for the entire group. This is the first principle of organization: it is practically a definition of the organization’s purpose.” 

Candidates who can contribute to our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. We value candidates whose lived experiences from diverse identities contribute to their scholarly work, students’ academic success and well-being, service contributions, and personal/professional well-being, which should be included in the applicants’ diversity statement. Please refer to a summary of the School’s diversity statement on our website: https://www.cgu.edu/school/drucker-school-of-management/about/diversity-statement/. 

Application Process and Materials: To be considered for the position, applicants must submit the following required items: a letter of application highlighting how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications; a CV; a one-page diversity statement regarding the applicant’s ability to support the school’s diversity efforts, evidence of teaching effectiveness; evidence of recent research and/or work with industry; and the names and contact information for three references. All materials can be submitted electronically via e-mail to drucker@cgu.edu with the subject heading “Faculty Application – Finance.” The search committee will begin reviewing complete applications on December 15, 2022, and will continue the search until the position is filled. We hope the successful candidate will join the CGU faculty on July 1, 2023. 

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