Faculty Position in Finance

Professor of Teaching in Finance (Security of Employment series-open rank)

The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine is seeking candidates to fill one position in Finance as Professor of Teaching (working title) to begin as early as July 1, 2021. This position is open to individuals at any rank within the series (i.e. Assistant, Associate or Professor of Teaching). This position is within the Lecturer with Security of Employment series. Achieving Security of Employment requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, externally recognized professional and scholarly (published academic or applied research) achievement in the candidate’s specific discipline and/or in pedagogy. Learn more about the Security of Employment series.


We are seeking individuals with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research (academic, professional, and/or pedagogic) in Finance and in service to the University and the Academy.

A Ph.D. in Finance or other relevant discipline is required (Ph.D. must be completed by Summer 2021). Candidates who have shown excellence in teaching at Master level are strongly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience.

Finance at the Merage School

The Merage School is recognized internationally as one of the world’s top 50 business schools.  Finance faculty members includes Nai-fu Chen (Professor Emeritus), David Hirshleifer, Chong Huang, Philippe Jorion, Christopher Schwarz, Jinfei Sheng, Zheng Sun, Yuhai Xuan, David Yang, and Lu Zheng. Learn more about the Finance Area.

University of California, Irvine ranked #1 on the New York Times list of Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students, 8th on Forbes’ list of best value colleges, and consistently among the top public universities in the US.  The student population at UC Irvine is over 33,000.  Located in the heart of diverse Orange County with a population of over 3 million, the University of California, Irvine enjoys the best of what Southern California has to offer: beaches, mountains, deserts, and a broad variety of cultural, entertainment and intellectual activities.  Orange County also offers an extremely dynamic and diversified business community. 

Learn more about the University of California, Irvine and the Paul Merage School of Business.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit UC Irvine's RECRUIT

Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Statement of Service (optional at Assistant level)
  6. Statement of DEI that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service;
  7. Three Letters of Recommendation (for Assistant level); an offer at the other levels of the series will require a review for Security of Employment.
  8. Teaching Evaluations
  9. Publications, working papers, and dissertation proposal (if others are co-authored)

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by December 31, 2020.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Susie Hua
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3125

You will be expected to teach across all programs (undergraduate, graduate (Masters and doctoral)), some of which may occur at night and/or on weekends, including summers. You may be expected to develop on-line or hybrid courses consistent with the School's objectives and teaching needs.

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More information:

Susie Hua
The Paul Merage School of Business 
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3130

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.