Assistant Professor, Finance

Organization: Columbia College Chicago
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Assistant Professor, Finance

Nov 26, 2019

The department of Business and Entrepreneurship of Columbia College Chicago seeks applicants for a fulltime tenure-track or tenured faculty position in finance beginning August 2020.

Business and Entrepreneurship offers professional undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on the business side of the creative industries. Programs prepare students to launch, manage, lead, and grow creative sector businesses, cultural institutions, and their own careers. We offer BA degrees in Arts Management, Marketing, and Music Business; a Master of Arts Management (MAM) degree; and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Entrepreneurship for Creatives.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have documented experience that includes work with underrepresented communities in the application of finance and financial management in the creative industries, incorporating current industry practices, standards, and trends; and in entrepreneurship such as funding, launching, or leading entrepreneurial ventures. The successful candidate will present evidence of or capacity for sustained peer reviewed, original scholarship, creative endeavors, or professional accomplishments and experience with student-centered experiential pedagogy bridging theory and practice. In addition to expertise in their field, successful candidates must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials and be passionate about undergraduate and graduate education.

The School of Fine and Performing Arts (SFPA) houses academic programs in visual arts, performing arts, business, and marketing. Home to more than 110 full-time faculty and nearly 3,500 students, the SFPA community is deeply committed to rigorous exploration of a wide range of artistic practices and economies, with strong focus on a diversity of contemporary styles and current industry trends. Across SFPA, we challenge the next generation of artists, scholars, managers, performers, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs to master the skills and interrogate the foundations of their creative disciplines; imagine new futures; and contribute to the vibrant arts communities of Chicago and beyond.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate and, as appropriate, at the graduate level in areas assigned by the Department Chair

• Engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities

• Advise and mentor students

• Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality, inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice

• Commit to continuing professional development

• Provide service to the college, profession and community

• Actively follow and promote Columbia College Chicago policies

We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and whose creative, scholarly and/or professional work aligns with our commitment to dismantling systems of privilege and oppression. All faculty members are expected to advance the College's DEI mission. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit:

Required Qualifications

• MBA, MS, MA, or Doctorate in finance, financial management, entrepreneurship, or related field

Desired Qualifications

• Successful teaching at the college level, especially with experiential pedagogy bridging theory and practice

• Ability to teach hybrid and online courses

• History of and capacity for continued scholarship and/or professional work

• Sustained history of notable, professional experience

• Entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial thinking and practice

• Experience with and evidence of commitment to the development of inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice, particularly within the context of their field of study


To apply for this position, submit the following materials online:

• A letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications, and teaching philosophy.

• A curriculum vitae

• Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior consultation with the applicant

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by December 8, 2019.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.

About the College

Columbia College Chicago is a private not-for-profit college for creatives serving nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Located in downtown Chicago’s South Loop, the College is centered in one of the world's most lively urban cultural areas. Its many competitive advantages include its strong reputation in the creative industries, outstanding faculty and passionate students, impressive technological and physical resources, and a sincere commitment to bringing diverse voices and experiences into proximity with each other to shape new forms of creative practice.

At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.

We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement

Additional Information

Position subject to a background screening.

This is a non-union position.

This position is overtime exempt.

Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability,protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.