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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Risk Management & Insurance

The Department of Finance at California State University, Fullerton, invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the open rank of Assistant, Associate, and full professor to begin Fall 2018. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

We are seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Risk Management & Insurance.  The Department is interested in Risk Management & Insurance candidates with solid training, and strong teaching and research potential. The successful applicant is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, value diversity, serve on the committees, assist the center director in managing the center and engage in activities that benefit the Center for Insurance Studies, department, University, and community. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, strong scholarly and creative activities which result in publication of high-quality refereed journal articles, and substantial services.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank, Salary,  & Benefits
This is an open rank tenure-track position. Applicants with significant experience and publication record may be considered at a higher rank.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualification. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is also offered which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 15, 2018

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 9563BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Jing Yang, Department Chair, Department of Finance at or call (657) 278-2217.

Application Deadline
We will interview at the FMA Annual Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts). Screening for interviews at the FMA Annual Meeting will occur for vitae received by September 11, 2017. Full consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline. We will continue reviewing subsequent applicants on a rolling basis, as needed, until the position is filled.

Applications may be considered until position is filled. Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The College
Mihaylo College of Business & Economics is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and masters levels. There are over 150 full- time faculty members and 8,500 students, including more than 600 graduate students. Bachelors’ degrees are offered in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment & Tourism, Finance, Management (Operations, General, and Human Resources), Information Systems/Decision Sciences, Marketing, and International Business, among others. Masters’ degrees are in Business Administration, Economics, Management Science, Information Technology, Accounting, and Taxation. For more information about the College visit:

The Department
The Finance department currently has 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty supplemented by multiple part-time and full-time adjunct faculty members.  Tenure-track faculty members have published their research in journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Real Estate Economics, among others.  The department houses two active centers of excellence – The Center for Insurance Studies and the Real Estate and Land Use Institute.  These entities raise funds for extra-curricular student activities and provide opportunities for interaction with the local business community.  The Department anticipates launching two new M.S. level degree programs in coming years. 

The Center for Insurance Studies (CIS) was established by the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics in 1998. The goal of the center is to create an organization that attracts and educates talented individuals who are committed to professional careers in the industry, including property, life, benefits, risk management, and health care components. The emphasis is on careers in actuarial science, claims, financial planning, insurance marketing, risk management, portfolio management, technology and underwriting. Operating strategies for CIS are constantly being developed and updated with the help of industry professionals. There are actuarial science and RMI concentrations for both undergraduate and graduate.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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