Academic position in Finance

Leuven, Louvain (BE)
Commensurate with rank and seniority
Sep 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Government & Institutions
Contract Type

Academic positions in Finance (4)   Website unit


Duties Research

As an internationally oriented scholar you conduct research in the field of Finance in close collaboration with colleagues of the Finance group at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

You publish in international top journals within the field, attract external research funding, develop international research projects, and advise doctoral students. You strive for excellence in research and as such contribute to the reputation of the Faculty of Economics and Business.

You have an outspoken interest in fundamental scientific research and also perceive opportunities for valorization of research findings and applied research.


You teach courses in one or more domains in Finance (Investments, Banking or Corporate Finance). The specific courses assigned will depend on your profile and experience.  You also contribute to the continuing development of finance education and research methodology in the FEB-programs, and you supervise master theses. Candidates in Tenure Track have limited teaching duties.

You develop a teaching style in line with the KU Leuven perspective on activating and research-based education, and will take advantage of the opportunities to professionalize teaching skills offered by the faculty and the university. You contribute to the educational project of the university, and you show the necessary commitment to uphold the high standards of its programs.


You have earned a PhD on a Finance subject.

The quality of your research should be demonstrated by publications in top international peer-reviewed journals. Junior applicants (pre-tenure) can demonstrate research excellence with promising research projects, papers and academic references.

You can demonstrate strong didactical skills and you preferably have teaching experience in the field of Finance.

You are proficient in English. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings.

Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch respectively English to the required standard.


We offer positions with ample research time in a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment. You will be based at the campus in Leuven, Antwerp or Brussels, depending on your profile and preference and taking into account the specific teaching requirements of the respective campuses.

The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers. PhD students in the final phase of their program may also apply. The successful candidate will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and (Full) Professor according to his/her qualifications. Junior researchers will be appointed asassistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, after which, in case of a positive evaluation, you are appointed as a tenured associate professor.

The Faculty of Economics and Business has systematically been ranked highly by several independent accreditation committees regarding the quality of its research and teaching programs. The faculty has recently acquired the renowned Equis accreditation and benefits from an extensive national and international network both in academia and in the business world.

The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply.

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Interested? For more information please contact Prof. dr. Hans Degryse,; Prof. Dr. Frederiek Schoubben, or Prof. Dr. Rosanne VanpƩe,
External reference letters can be sent directly to
We will conduct job interviews at the AFA meetings in January, 2018 (Philadelphia).

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