College of Business & Economics


Department of Finance and Law

Two Tenure-track faculty positions  - Assistant or Associate Professor

Starting Date:

August 2017 (Fall 2017 Semester)

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD or Ph.D. in Finance or a closely related field.  A Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited institution of higher education is required at the time of employment.  Where possible, candidates should provide a record of scholarly activity and evidence of potential for effective teaching.  Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

An individual who enjoys teaching, mentoring, and working with students, has strong oral communication skills in English, and has an ability to connect with and relate to our students.  The individual should be comfortable working on a team, willing to work with the department in determining course subject matter, be considerate of others, and be comfortable sharing an office and working with a faculty mentor.  The individual should have a commitment to maintaining currency in the field through academic research.  Industry or related professional experience is desirable.  Specific desired teaching areas of interest are: Capital Budgeting, Financial Statement Analysis and Modeling, Securities Analysis, Fixed Income, Investments; International Finance, Derivatives, and Real Estate.  Other areas will be considered.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, developing and implementing curriculum and related assessment procedures and service to the University, building relations with the business and professional community, and participating in service to the Department, College of Business and Economics, and University. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The Department:

The College: The College of Business and Economics is an AACSB international accredited business school. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB international accreditation.  The College meets the standard and reflects our commitment to quality and continuous improvement.  For more than a decade, Cal State L.A.’s undergraduate business program has been listed among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), and three letters of recommendation.  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.



Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Electronic Submissions with all documents attached in PDF or MS Word are vastly preferred (  If you absolutely must send your application via snail mail, address hard copy application, required documentation, and/or requests for information to:

Finance Faculty Search
C/O Linda Wong
College of Business and Economics, Dean’s Office
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Simpson Tower F124
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8120


Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.