Tenure Track in Finance

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the Department of Business in Finance.  This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2018.  Appointment of rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



PhD or DBA in Finance or a closely related field is preferred.  A strong interest in undergraduate teaching is required, and previous teaching and/or postdoctoral experience are desired along with professional work experience. Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.


The successful candidate will teach upper level finance courses and courses used to prepare students for the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations based on the candidate’s credentials/experience. Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are also required. Additionally, participation in faculty/student collaboration opportunities such the well-established Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) responsible for 2+ million dollars of the university endowment are expected.


The Business Department has nine full time and three part time faculty members. The department offers majors in accounting, finance, management, and marketing and offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.  There are approximately 300 students enrolled in these programs, making business the largest major group on campus.  The programs have a practicum requirement and the curriculum includes project and experiential learning components. The faculty enjoy a strong collegial relationship and smaller classes that encourage student mentoring.


Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                                               

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Rhoda C. Sommers, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business and sent to academics@taylor.edu. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.