Assistant Professor of Finance

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: Milgard School of Business

Title: Assistant Professor of Finance

Position Details

Position Description

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Finance effective September 16, 2024. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be expected to perform high-quality research, teach a variety of finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be willing to contribute as an engaged colleague to serve our growing school, campus, and community. Applicants from all research areas of Finance are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach in one or more of the following areas:  introductory finance, intermediate finance, derivatives, fixed income, portfolio management, international finance, and other advanced finance courses. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, familiarity with Bloomberg terminals.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in multiple modalities, including online, hybrid, and in-person, in an urban-serving campus environment with a diverse student body, many of whom are first-generation college students. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Finance (or foreign equivalent) conferred by the appointment start date. Applicants pending conferral may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.

University and School Background

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high-quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers a range of academic programs focused on sustainability including environmental sciences and sustainable urban development. Situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma offers views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million-dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. Our mission is to “cultivate[s] business leaders through cutting edge and personally accessible education, diverse scholarly exploration, and innovative community engagement while promoting social responsibility. We inspire students to become lifelong learners.” The School’s Centers for Business Analytics and Leadership and Social Responsibility offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to our mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 845 students in its undergraduate, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc) and Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. The School’s Centers for Leadership and Social Responsibility, Business Analytics, Sports Enterprise Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial Wellness, and Wealth Creation offer opportunities for teaching, research, and community outreach related to its mission. The Milgard School shares databases with the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, which include WRDS, Mergent FISD, and DealScan. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at  

Compensation and Benefits

The base salary range for this position will be $17,222-$17,778 per month ($154,998 to $160,002 per academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include professional development funds, a one-time moving allowance, and/or summer research funding. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


Applicants must demonstrate strong teaching and research abilities, and should have a doctoral degree in Finance (or foreign equivalent) conferred by the appointment start date. Applicants pending conferral may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.


Applications are only accepted through Interfolio at The priority deadline is October 10, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled.

The following components are required for application:

  1. A cover letter describing academic qualifications and experience for this position with reference to your teaching experience and effectiveness.
  2. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    The University of Washington and the Milgard School of Business are committed to preparing students for engagement with complex DEI topics from multiple perspectives, including personal and managerial. Please share your approach to integrating the practice of DEI in your pedagogy and how you have improved levels of access and success for students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds in your field. Candidates who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should articulate how they expect to contribute to these core institutional values.

  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation.

Questions related to the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gregory Noronha at

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Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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