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Palumbo Donahue School of Business



Posted:  July 2, 2015

To Apply:

The Palumbo ~ Donahue School of Business Administration at Duquesne University invites applications for the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, beginning fall, 2016. This is a 12-month tenured position targeted at mid-career professionals of associate professor rank. Applicants who have compelling credentials as full professors will also be considered. The successful applicant will teach three (3) courses per academic year and maintain an active research program. She or he will have primary research and teaching interests in investment management or closely related areas. While the combination of interests related to investment management is open, the holder of the Donahue Chair should have demonstrable interests in private equity, ESG investing and/or entrepreneurial finance, broadly defined.

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has a new strategic plan, endorsed by university leaders, that includes growing the reach and impact of our existing Investment Center, expanding the finance program, and establishing effective connections with our entrepreneurship program activities in entrepreneurial finance.Pittsburgh has a vibrant business community that is home to several major financial institutions and wealth management companies (e.g., PNC and Federated Investors).Many of the region's top finance executives and investment managers are Duquesne alums.We have an active partnership with BlueTree Allied Angels in Pittsburgh that provides a platform for student experiences in entrepreneurial finance (please see: The holder of the Donahue Chair will help us build on and execute our strategic goals for the finance program and Investment Center, be an innovative teacher and an outstanding organizational citizen who is willing to engage in co-curricular activities, outreach to the business community, and program development.

We offer a collegial environment, competitive salaries, access to the Pittsburgh business community and financial support for high-quality research and teaching. Specifically, the School offers a summer grant program (with priority given to junior faculty), ongoing funding for scholarship, plus research and teaching awards for our best faculty. We also subscribe to several research databases and offer research active faculty graduate student support. The Economics and Finance Department supports a large major in finance, a smaller major in economics, plus two MBA programs (a part-time MBA and a full-time MBA with an emphasis on sustainability).

Duquesne is a comprehensive university with about 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The School of Business has approximately 1250 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. All programs are accredited by AACSB. For more information about the business school and university, see:

Required attributes:
•Holds a Ph.D. in finance or a closely related discipline such as economics (with an emphasis in financial economics) from an AACSB-accredited business school
•Possesses a record sufficient to meet Duquesne's criteria for tenure and associate professor rank
•Has an established, impactful research stream or streams, including in areas related to investment management
•Has an established record of successful performance in the classroom
•Respectful and collegial when working with faculty, staff, and students
•Commitment to organizational citizenship and an expressed willingness to collaborate with and/or mentor junior and other faculty colleagues in the School of Business
•Commitment to the highest standards of integrity and ethical values in all matters

Desired attributes:
•Practitioner experience in finance and/or investment management
•Experience in online and/or executive education
•Experience in program and curricular/co-curricular development, especially related to finance and including experiential activities for students

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your research and teaching interests, a CV, your official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2015.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.