Professor of the Practice/Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Managem

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Senior Management
Organization Type
Kenan-Flagler Bus Sch - 330100
Posting Open Date:
Open Until Filled:
Position Type:
Permanent Faculty
Working Title:
Professor of the Practice/Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Management (CIM)
Appointment Type:
Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID:
Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week:
Position Location:
North Carolina, US
Proposed Start Date:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School, we think differently; and more importantly, we teach differently. Opening our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarding our first degrees to 12 students in 1921 was the beginning. Today, we have become a top-ranked business school comprised of several professional and academic degree programs that serve over 3,000 students. At Kenan-Flagler, our greatest assets are our people and our culture. We are rooted in our core values of integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact, and it goes back to our founding. It's not just something on paper, we live it, we show it. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of business leaders by providing a world class education to our students. We seek to recruit diverse, innovative, and exceptional talent to achieve this goal.
Position Summary:
The Kenan-Flagler Business School (School) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to fill one position as Professor of the Practice in the Finance academic area and Executive Director (ED) of the Center for Excellence in Investment Management (Center). This position will co-lead the Center together with the Faculty Director and the Director of Student and Alumni Engagement (Director SAE) and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The Center has a mission to support faculty, students, and alumni to ensure that the School advances its leadership position among U.S. business schools in the Investment Management arena. The Capital Markets and Investments Concentration (Concentration) within the MBA curriculum provides the pathway for students to prepare for leadership roles in this arena.

This position offers the opportunity to join a world-class business school and to engage deeply with its faculty, students, and alumni in an important project to the School and the Investment Management (IM) industry. The Center has embarked on a new phase of development, which requires new leadership and investment. The ED position is new, and the appointee will shape the position and the direction of the Center. Under the leadership of the Faculty Director, a vision statement for the Center has been prepared and endorsed by the Finance faculty and key alumni. This statement provides an initial roadmap for the Center's direction, with details to be provided by the ED. Realizing this vision will require new resources, and the ED will be working with the Center's leadership and the School's fundraising team to secure long-term funding. In this regard, strong industry ties, deep conviction about the Center, and excellent persuasive skills will be key. The Center will have to earn this essential support by delivering demonstrable value to faculty, students, and industry partners.

Principal duties include:

Educational Leadership:
* Teach existing courses in the Concentration, including but not limited to the Applied Investment Management (AIM) course for first- and second-year MBA students
* Participate in teaching the Fundamental Investing Practicum in partnership with key alumni to prepare students for interviews and internships while developing new co-curricular opportunities for undergraduate and MBA students to engage with potential employers and successful alumni
* Oversee and strengthen the annual Alpha Challenge, a national MBA investment pitch competition, and other forms of industry engagement
* Create mentorship opportunities for IM students with alumni and others successfully engaged in the IM industry, including via the Fundamental Investing Mentorship Program
* In partnership with the Director SAE, participate in recruiting students into the Concentration and develop new internship and full-time employment opportunities
* Help manage the Concentration in conjunction with the Faculty Director

Administrative Leadership:
* Manage and direct the day-to-day activities of the Center, including budget oversight, consistent with annual operating plans
* Support and participate in the work of the Center's Faculty Steering Committee and Advisory Board
* In partnership with the Faculty Director and Director SAE, develop long-range plans and annual operating plans with the guidance of the Faculty Steering Committee and the Advisory Board
* In partnership with the Faculty Director, Director SAE and School Advancement, secure new funding sources to support the activities of the Center
* Build effective partnerships with other parts of the School
Other responsibilities may be added.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Qualifications must be appropriate for the level, discipline, and topic of each course taught. Qualifications may consist of academic credentials (e.g., earned degrees or completed coursework) or alternative credentials (e.g., related professional experience or demonstrated competency) or a combination of these credentials.
An earned master's degree from an accredited institution, or the equivalent, is required. The qualifying degree should be in the same discipline or one closely related to the subject matter of the course to be taught.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
A master's degree in Business or Economics is strongly preferred.
We seek candidates with a track record of proven accomplishments in the Investment Management industry, including qualifications and personal characteristics such as these:
* a minimum of 15 years of direct industry experience in Investment Management, including significant leadership roles
* the ability to engage and motivate students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry partners, and donors
* the ability to combine strategic-thinking with hands-on, day-to-day execution in a start-up organization
* a collaborative, collegial, and transparent leadership style
* excellent communication skills
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.
Special Instructions:
Applicants may view the job posting and follow the application process to be considered at:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, and at the time of hire, two (2) letters of recommendation must have been received for the selected applicant.

Materials should be submitted electronically, but be addressed to: Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3490, McColl Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

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