Dominican University of Illinois

Brennan School of Business

Assistant Professor of Finance


DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY’s Brennan School of Business announces a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance, effective August 17th, 2020. Candidates with expertise in all areas of finance are encouraged to apply. The anticipated teaching load for this position is three courses per semester.


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching and experiential education, and the ability to work successfully with a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A PhD (or DBA) degree in finance, evidence of effective teaching experience, and an active research agenda are required. Highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered, with PhD (or DBA) required in hand by August 17, 2020.


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Professional experience and a willingness to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the following areas: corporate finance, investments, international finance, financial markets and institutions, and options/derivatives.

·         Experience teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

·         Online teaching experience and/or the willingness to teach online or hybrid courses.

·         A record of research contributions commensurate with experience.

·         A PhD (or DBA) degree from an AACSB-accredited institution and professional licensures holders.


About the University:

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution.  Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 11 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).


Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, Dominican University enrolls approximately 3,000 students across its academic units (Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, Brennan School of Business, the Borra College of Health Sciences, and the College of Applied Social Sciences).


Approximately 48% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latino. Among undergraduates, 46% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. The university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual, and cultural opportunities.


About the Brennan School of Business:

The Brennan School of Business is fully accredited by AACSB-International, and enrolls approximately 350 undergraduate business majors, and 100 graduate business students within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Programs.


Application Submission:

Review of applications will begin immediately and close on January 5, 2020.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three (3) references. The applications must be submitted online at and addressed to: Professor Anne Drougas, Search Committee Chair, Brennan School of Business.


Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.



Anne Drougas, PhD

Department Chair of Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship

Professor of Finance

Dominican University | Brennan School of Business

7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305

Phone (708) 524-6938 | [log in to unmask]


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