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Adjunct Faculty; MBA & MSDA Programs, Quantitative Finance

Company:
Moravian University
Job Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Category:
Finance

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Chair of the Economics & Business Department

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

POSITION SUMMARY: Moravian University invites applications for adjunct instructors to teach courses in specialized areas of application in finance in the Economics and Business Department. Positions are available for the academic year beginning Spring 2022 in the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Data Analytics programs teaching courses in the field of Quantitative Finance. Areas of knowledge in this course includes: accessing financial data, understanding financial assets and markets, exploratory financial data analysis, statistical models and inference, asset valuation, stochastic processes, volatility, time series data and methods of analysis including ARIMA, ARCH and GARCH models, Vector Autoregression models, simulation modeling including backtesting, portfolio analysis, derivatives and risk analysis including Value-at-Risk (VaR) and other related topics. Strong R and Excel skills. Courses may be taught online or in-person.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Qualified candidates must have a genuine desire to fully participate in a liberal arts environment and demonstrate:

  • ability to model the intersection of theory and practice in Quantitative Finance
  • a strong commitment to teaching excellence
  • willingness to collaborate with students, colleagues, alumni, and the community
  • commitment to academic assessment
  • ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
  • contribute to a supportive and collegial work environment and act with civility and integrity

All positions are subject to budget availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants will at least hold a master's degree in finance, economics, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university at the time of appointment; a PhD is preferred. Professional work experience in applying finance is required.

The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program develops leaders with the skills and adaptability to manage complex, diverse, and fast-changing situations in today's business world. Moravian offers seven concentrations for students to choose from, which include accounting, supply chain, healthcare management, general management, human resource management, business analytics and finance.

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. Please attach documents as a single PDF file.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Incomplete applications will not be considered. (Moravian University will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.)

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529

TitleIX@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Fitness Center Director/Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

mayr@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.

Please visit moravian.edu/benefits to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, MoravianUniversitywill provide reasonable services and accommodation(s)to employees with qualified disabilities in orderto perform the essential functions of their employment,except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this processshould be directed to Human Resources athr@moravian.eduor610.861.1527.View thestandard physical demandsfor positions at Moravian University.If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.
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