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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 3496500
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Business - Finance

Assistant Professor of Finance


Business School Operations & Administration

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Do you want to have a greater impact inside and outside the classroom?

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a premier university located in New England, might be the place for you!

WPI's Business School (the Business School) seeks motivated applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Finance (tenure-track) to build on the university's strengths in the financial technology space. Successful candidates must be prepared to publish high-quality research and to teach high-quality courses.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


WPI is a selective private university with a global footprint. It is a place where:
  • business and engineering collaborate and multidisciplinary teaching and research are encouraged,
  • students excel, embrace challenges, and are independent learners,
  • project-based education pervades in the classroom and in a network of more than 40 project centers across the world, innovation is encouraged, a strong sense of a community and the desire to conduct impactful teaching and scholarship prevail.

Ranked highly by US News & World Report among national comprehensive universities, WPI enrolls over 4,000 undergraduates and over 2,000 graduate students and enjoys close working relationships with many corporations, due in part to its project-enriched curriculum that engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving. WPI was ranked first in the nation in the 2016 The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking for the category of "The Top Faculties; Schools that do the Best in Combining Scholarly Research with Classroom Instruction."

About the Business School: The Business school is not your average business school. As the business school of a premier technological university, the Business School builds on the strengths of WPI by integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the curriculum and encouraging interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Business School has been ranked in the top 10 by several organizations, including The Princeton Review Best MBA Programs for Management, Poets & Quants Best Online MBA Programs, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Business and Economics Research Citations.

About the region: With over 200 universities in a 100-mile radius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in the greater Boston area which is known for its dynamic academic environment, thriving economy, rich culture, and quality of life.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should be interested in financial technology, financial engineering, or financial analytics. They will distinguish themselves by their interest in collaborating with colleagues from departments with technology, engineering, and analytics expertise. They will embrace the opportunity to be part of new educational and research programs in these financial areas.

A Ph.D. in Finance or equivalent is required. We will consider candidates in all areas of finance. Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to engage in high-quality scholarship and high-quality teaching and evidence of interest in financial technology/financial engineering and analytics. Candidates should demonstrate ability and willingness to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Interviews at the 2022 FMA in Atlanta, GA

We will be conducting interviews at the 2022 Financial Management Association (FMA) meetings in Atlanta, GA, on the 20th - 21st of October 2022.

If you are interested in joining our faculty and team of motivated and caring colleagues, you should include:
  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae including three references
  • Teaching evaluations

Timing - Review of applications to start on a rolling basis as they come in until position is filled, position to start in August 2023

For questions or clarifications, please contact Professor Kwamie Dunbar, Search Committee Chair at

WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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