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Department of FInance, College of Charleston
Charleston, SC, United States
30+ days ago
Department of FInance, College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
30+ days ago


The Department of Finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston invites applications for a position of Internship Coordinator / Instructor, starting in August 2022.

Job Description:

This position is a non-tenure track, full-time position. The main duties include working as internship coordinator for finance majors and teaching three courses per semester as an instructor of finance within the Department.

Internship Coordinator Responsibilities:
The Department encourages finance students to obtain internships and makes an effort to help them get one when possible. The position expects the coordinator to actively reach out to employers, creating internship opportunities.   As a faculty member, the internship coordinator will supervise students conducting the credit-bearing internships, which may occur during regular fall and spring semesters and summer terms. 

Specifically, duties pertaining to internships include the following:

  • Qualify applicants according to their classification, earned hours, grade point average, academic standing, and any pre-requisite classes. Meet one-on-one with each internship applicant to review course syllabus and expectations.
  • Coordinate and administer job evaluations and employer surveys with host companies to be used by instructor in final student grading and accreditation work.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internship providers/corporate partners. Participate in School of Business internship information sessions, conduct one-on-one meetings to educate businesses on the internship process, and work to grow the department’s list of available internships.
  • Promote internship openings to Finance students.
  • Coordinate with the School of Business Student Success Center to refer students for resume, cover letter, and interview assistance so that each student best represents themselves, the School of Business and the College of Charleston to potential internship employers.
  • Maintain updated information on the department’s internship website page.
  • Manage the collection of data on department internships for annual and accreditation reporting.
  • Others as assigned by the department chair.

 Instructor / Teaching Responsibilities:
The teaching load for an instructor position at the College of Charleston is typically four (4) courses per semester (a total of 12 credit hours).  Dependent on internship program development needs and internship enrollments, up to one course a semester could be fulfilled with internship responsibilities. Remaining instruction would be traditional courses within the curriculum, with all specialty areas considered and specific teaching assignments made based upon the qualifications of the instructor and the needs of the Department. 

About the College of Charleston:

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Since its founding in 1770, the College has maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation's top universities (or quality of life, affordability, and exceptional education in the arts, sciences, education, and business). Our beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts exceptional students and faculty from across the U.S. and around the world.

About the Department of Finance:

The Department of Finance offers two majors in a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Commercial Real Estate Finance, as well as minors in Finance and Real Estate.  Our faculty members have expertise across many areas including investment, corporate finance, international finance, banking management and financial modeling. While active in research, our faculty are most devoted to teaching. We pride ourselves on interacting directly with students.  As a department, we strive to educate and graduate ready-to-work students. To serve this goal, we tailor our curriculum to the real world.  The Department proudly houses the Carter Real Estate Center and the School of Business Investment Program.

Interested applicants should apply online at  For initial review, please submit a letter of interest, a recent curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript and a list of references.  Official transcripts and additional information will be requested at a later point in the process.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact Dr. Mark Pyles (

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s Degree or higher in Finance or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in finance or related field
  • Strong oral and written communication, presentation and public speaking, strategic planning and decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented, organized, and adaptive
  • Knowledge of internet resources, e.g., social media, content management systems (CMS) and learning management systems (LMS), and experience with databases and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Well-connected professionally; capable of placing finance majors is a plus
  • Hold a designation such as CFA, CFP, CMA, CPA, or others
  • Prior college and/or university teaching experience in Finance
  • Ability to teach in multiple areas of the discipline, ideally including specialty areas such as derivatives, fixed income investing, or banking
  • Proven ability to work effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students, employers, and community organizations

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58913200
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Internship Coordinator / Instructor of Finance
  • Company Name: Department of FInance, College of Charleston
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Finance Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
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