Assistant/Associate/Full Professorship in International Finance at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Sonoco’s Department of International Affairs, Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), University of South Carolina, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor of international finance, as of August 16, 2023.

The primary mission of Sonoco’s International Affairs Department is to lead the development of high-impact theory and research in global affairs. The department is unified by its interest in understanding the multinational enterprise and the institutional context in which it operates, and we approach issues from a wide variety of disciplinary bases, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, sociology and political science. Building on this diversity, we are particularly interested in understanding international business phenomena from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. Professors in the department include Joao Albino-Pimentel, Elisa Alvarez-Garrido, Dirk Brown, Nancy Buchan, Ken Erickson, Omrane Guedhami, David Hudgens, Tatiana Kostova, Chuck Kwok, Sali Li, Stanislav Markus, Gerald McDermott, Wolfgang Messner, Michael Murphree , Dan Ostergaard, Rob Rolfe, Kendall Roth, Andrew Spicer, Hildy Teegen, Chris Yenkey and Marc van Essen (Chair). All courses taught by the department have international content.

Candidates for the position must hold a Ph.D. degree in finance or a related field, and have a strong commitment to international business. Doctoral candidates who anticipate completion of degree requirements by August 16, 2023 are also encouraged to apply. Candidates for the rank of full professor must have nine years of effective and relevant experience, in accordance with University policy. Excellence in research and teaching are the main criteria for this position. Applicants must demonstrate the potential or evidence of publications in major international financial, accounting, economics and business journals. Research areas of interest include: international corporate finance, comparative corporate governance, law and finance, integration of financial systems and development of capital markets, among others. Candidates should teach courses such as international financial management, international investments and international corporate governance at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and contribute significantly to the training and supervision of doctoral students in international finance .

The department offers an undergraduate international business major that has been ranked #1 for 23 consecutive years by US News and World Report (USNWR) and collaborative international undergraduate programs (some with a major in finance) with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Universidad de Chile (FEN), Paris Dauphine University, American University in Cairo, and an undergraduate teaching alliance with ESSEC, University of Mannheim, and FGV-EBAPE. Our flagship International MBA has been ranked one of the top three international business programs in the nation for the past 30 years (USNWR). Our innovative Master in International Business program offers dual degrees with other leading universities including Bocconi (Italy), ESCP-Paris (France), University of Mannheim (Germany), Shanghai Jiao Tong (China), ESSEC ( France and Singapore), Aalto (Finland) and the University of Koc (Turkey). Additionally, our doctoral program in International Business/Finance has dual degree partnerships with Emlyon Business School (France), Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), American University of Sharjah (UAE), EGADE Business School (Mexico), IAE Business School (Argentina), among others.

As leaders in international business whose work by definition speaks to distinct populations in the global marketplace, we appreciate the importance of diverse faculty whose lived experience distinctly enriches our ability to teach and mentor effectively and to conduct relevant and compelling research. We are proud of the unique composition of our exceptional faculty and encourage others from diverse backgrounds to join our globally oriented department as we engage in a professional environment that supports the growth of each member.

For more than 30 years, Sonoco’s International Affairs Department has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the world for international business research by the Journal of International Business Studies, and as such has one of the most prolific international trade researcher. Department members played a leading role in the Moore School’s decision to become one of the first five recipients of a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a center for education and research in international trade (CIBER). Faculty members are extensively involved in CIBER-sponsored international programs and research and continue to provide leadership to the center. Our International Finance faculty engages in close research collaboration with the world-renowned faculty of the Moore School’s Department of Finance and has access to an extensive collection of databases including Compustat, CRSP, Institutional (13f) Holdings , TRACE, among others.

DMSB is home to a world-class faculty and 12 major research centers. Located in the heart of South Carolina’s capital, the Moore School is an integral part of the region. While its cosmopolitan downtown offers many big-city amenities, Columbia is also known for its livability. Traffic is smooth, housing is affordable, and people are friendly and welcoming. With a metropolitan population of approximately 750,000, Columbia offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Area attractions include the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, State Museum, Lake Murray, Congaree State Park, Riverwalk Park, and the Three Rivers Greenway.

We will begin reviewing applications from June 6 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants must submit an application online through USCJobs: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, names and contact details of three references, and representative research papers or publications. Questions can be sent to Beth Busby ( We plan to interview at several major conferences, including the Academy of International Business (Miami) and the FMA (Atlanta).

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

All faculty searches are subject to the availability of funds.

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