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Adjunct Faculty, Finance

University of St Thomas

Job Description

The Department of Finance of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota invites applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of potential adjunct instructors. Adjunct appointments are without tenure and are not tenure-track appointments. Adjunct instructors may be hired as needed to teach one or multiple classes on a semester-by-semester basis.

This posting is for a pooled, adjunct faculty position for continuous recruitment. Review of candidates is typically done three times annually – spring, summer and fall.

As an adjunct faculty member in the Finance Department, your primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The department offers a variety of courses in finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We welcome candidates with expertise in all areas of finance, including Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Strategic Finance, Investments, Security Analysis, Investment Management, Derivatives, Fixed-income Securities, Financial Markets and Institutions, International Finance, Financial Planning and Advising, Financial Modeling and Analysis, Investment Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Technology (FinTech), Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance, Programming Applications in Finance (Such as Python and R), Sustainable Finance and Investments, and other finance courses as needed. Faculty may be required to teach utilizing face-to-face, blended, or online delivery modes. The classes are held during both daytime and evening hours.

The Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. St. Thomas is located in the vibrant Minneapolis-St Paul area, one of the nation’s top 25 metro areas. The College offers a diverse portfolio of offerings, including undergraduate, MBA, and specialized graduate business programs. More information about the Opus College of Business and the Department of Finance can be found at www.stthomas.edu/business/ and https://business.stthomas.edu/faculty-research/departments/finance/.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The required minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in business or finance, or a discipline related to the teaching specialty (MBA, MS) and significant relevant industry experience.

A PhD or equivalent in finance or a discipline related to the teaching specialty, professional qualifications such as Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP), or prior experience teaching courses in finance at the undergraduate or graduate levels will be an added advantage.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a willingness to be flexible in class scheduling.

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. The application includes
  • Cover letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae or resume
  • A statement detailing any previous teaching experience
  • Contact information for three professional references

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis as needed.

After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application. You will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter (a letter of application) detailing your interest in the opportunity.

Candidates should complete the reference section of the application.
 No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Do not upload recommendation letters as part of the online application process.

About the University of St Thomas
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000+ students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Official job posting is available at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.

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