Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of International Finance

The Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of International Finance, to begin August 16, 2023.

The primary mission of the Sonoco International Business Department is to lead in the development of high-impact theory and research on global business. The department is unified by its interest in understanding the multinational enterprise and the institutional context within which it is embedded, and we approach issues from a wide variety of disciplinary bases, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, sociology and political science. Building on this diversity, we are particularly interested in understanding international business phenomena from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. The department faculty include Joao Albino-Pimentel, Elisa Alvarez-Garrido, Dirk Brown, Nancy Buchan, Ken Erickson, Omrane Guedhami, David Hudgens, Tatiana Kostova, Chuck Kwok, Sali Li, Stanislav Markus, Gerald McDermott, Wolfgang Messner, Michael Murphree, Dan Ostergaard, Rob Rolfe, Kendall Roth, Andrew Spicer, Hildy Teegen, Chris Yenkey, and Marc van Essen (Chair). All courses taught by the department are international in content.

Applicants for the position must hold a Ph.D. degree in finance or a related field, and have a strong commitment to International Business. Candidates for the doctoral degree anticipating completion of degree requirements prior to August 16, 2023 are also encouraged to apply. Applicants for the rank of full Professor must have nine years of effective, relevant experience consistent with University policy. Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Applicants must demonstrate potential for or evidence of publications in the leading finance, accounting, economics, and international business journals. Research areas of interest include: international corporate finance, comparative corporate governance, law and finance, embeddedness of financial systems, and capital markets development, among others. Applicants are expected to teach courses such as international financial management, international investments, and international corporate governance at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and to contribute significantly to the training and supervision of international finance doctoral students.

The Department offers an undergraduate international business major that has been ranked #1 for 23 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) and collaborative undergraduate international programs (some with specialization in finance) with Chinese University of Hong Kong, Universidad de Chile (FEN), Paris Dauphine University, American University in Cairo, and an undergraduate education alliance with ESSEC, University of Mannheim, and FGV-EBAPE. Our flagship International MBA has been ranked in the top three international business programs in the country for the last 30 years (USNWR). Our innovative Master in International Business program offers dual degrees with other prominent universities including Bocconi (Italy), ESCP-Paris (France), University of Mannheim (Germany), Shanghai Jiao Tong (China), ESSEC (France and Singapore), Aalto (Finland), and Koc University (Turkey). In addition, our doctoral program in International Business/Finance has dual degree partnerships with Emlyon Business School (France), Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), American University of Sharjah (UAE), EGADE Business School (Mexico), IAE Business School (Argentina), among others.  

As leaders in International Business whose work definitionally addresses distinctive populations in the global marketplace, we value the importance of diverse faculty whose lived experience distinctively enriches our ability to teach and mentor effectively and to conduct relevant and compelling research. We take pride in the unique composition of our outstanding faculty, and encourage others of diverse backgrounds to join our globally-focused department as we commit to a professional environment that supports the flourishing of each member.

For over 30 years, the Sonoco International Business Department has been ranked #1 or #2 in the world for international business research by the Journal of International Business Studies, and as such has one of the most prolific international business research departments. Department members played a lead role in the Moore School’s becoming one of the five original recipients of a major grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Faculty members are extensively involved in CIBER-sponsored international programs and research and continue to provide leadership in the center. Our International Finance faculty engage in close research collaboration with the Moore School’s world-renowned faculty from the Finance Department and have access to an extensive collection of databases, including Compustat, CRSP, Institutional (13f) Holdings, TRACE, among others.

DMSB is home to a world-class faculty and 12 major research centers. Located in the heart of South Carolina’s capital city, the Moore School plays an integral part of the region. While its cosmopolitan downtown offers many of the amenities of larger cities, Columbia is also known for its livability. Traffic is light, housing is affordable, and people are friendly and welcoming. With a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000, Columbia offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Attractions in the area include the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the State Museum, Lake Murray, Congaree National Park, Riverwalk Park and Three Rivers Greenway.

We will begin reviewing applications as of June 6 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must submit an application online via USCJobs:  Applications must include a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, and representative research papers or publications. Questions may be sent to Beth Busby ([log in to unmask]). We intend to interview at several major conferences, including Academy of International Business (Miami) and FMA (Atlanta).

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

All faculty searches are subject to the availability of funding.


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