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Finance Tenure Track or Lecturer

University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, MN
Competitive Salary

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About the Job

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track or lecturer position in the Business Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 2024 or as negotiated at time of hire. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered. Final job offer is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, complete background check, and authorization to work in the United States.

  • Participate in efforts to evaluate and improve the finance curriculum.
  • Deliver high quality instruction to undergraduate students in finance and accounting.
  • Undergraduate student advising; assist with internships; contribute to student recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Lead the development program of goals and objectives.
  • Participation in course and program assessment and pedagogy of programs.
  • Engage actively in research that leads to publications in highly regarded finance journals.

Responsibilities of the position also include:

1) Teaching basic and advanced courses at the undergraduate level

2) Research in area(s) of expertise,

3) Develop and maintain strong ties to the finance industry to benefit our programs, student experience and student employment opportunities and

4) Regular on campus office hours and engagement in service activities is expected on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus and/or community.

Tenure-track faculty appointments are required to establish and maintain their own research program with a focus on pedagogy or research in an area relevant to the business field . Tenure-line appointments carry a teaching load of no more than 24 credits annually (typically 3-4 courses per semester).

Full-time lecturer appointments are not expected to establish a research agenda. Full-time lecturer appointments carry a teaching load of no more than 30 credits annually.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in the field of finance or relevant business field;
  • Ability to deliver effective teaching at the undergraduate level in both on-campus and on line;
  • Ability to draw upon cultural and community-based knowledge in teaching;
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English;
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills;
  • Commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PH.D. in Finance with relevant professional experience
  • Three or more years of direct experience in Finance.
  • Expertise in corporate finance, investments, financial markets and institutions, financial technology and analytics, and international finance.
  • University teaching experience;
  • Research experience in an academic institution;
  • Significant relevant experience and accomplishments in the finance industry.
  • Experience creating collaborative partnerships for joint university/community projects;
  • Experience in leading teacher professional development projects;
  • Experience with externally funded projects and grants;
  • Familiarity with computer-based instructional technology;
  • Experience with ACBSP and/or NAB accreditation.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin January 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will include a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, copies of all college transcripts, and a list of 3-5 professional references. In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must state which position the candidate is interested in (tenure-track or lecturer). Complete your application electronically ( Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Shawn Boyne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business, Arts, and Education at 218-281-8176 or via email at .

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is dedicated to equitable and inclusive education as well as to its access mission as a land-grant university. With an enrollment of 1,750 students spanning on-campus and online programs, UMN Crookston serves the highest proportions of first generation, low-income, rural, and adult learner populations within the University of Minnesota system. The racial diversity of the student body is significantly higher than that of the region, though it lags the demographics of elementary and high schools in the region . UMN Crookston has strategically
committed to closing this gap by further diversifying its faculty, student affairs staff, and student body. As a part of its commitment to comprehensive equity and inclusion, UMN Crookston is a leading educational provider for college students from rural communities, and the university partners with several regional high schools to offer non-degree dual-enrollment courses for high school students.

Located in the small college town of Crookston, Minnesota, UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. UMN Crookston delivers educational programs that build upon a broad academic foundation and combine theory, practice, and hands-on experimentation. Since 1993, UMN Crookston has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers. UMN Crookston has received national recognition for the value of its education, affordability, and impact on social mobility. U.S. News recently named UMN Crookston as its top "Midwest Top Public Regional College."

With a strong tradition of technology-enhanced teaching and learning, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) serves as the U's major outpost in Northwest Minnesota. UMC provides both experiential, career-oriented degree programs as well as high-quality online programs, while connecting its teaching, research, and outreach to rural economic development and service to the region and beyond.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).


Welcome to the University of Minnesota! Learn more to help you get started at the U so you can help us achieve the University’s mission and change the world. We want to help you be connected, thriving, and achieving. 

The University offers employees outstanding comprehensive benefits, including competitive pay, medical and dental plans, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement savings plans, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, and an award-winning Wellness Program—to name just a few.

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