Assistant Professor in Finance

Nashville, Tennessee
Competitive salary
Oct 26, 2018
Nov 25, 2018
Contract Type

The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position starting August 2019. Although the position is open with respect to rank, the preference is for a recent PhD graduate/candidate or an advanced assistant. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or DBA in Finance or related field from an AACSB accredited university. Owen offers a competitive teaching load.

Candidates with new or anticipated Ph.D. degrees will have research under way that is likely to result in one or more publications in top tier journals, and will have presentation skills that suggest future excellence in teaching. Candidates for tenure rank will possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at Vanderbilt University.

The Owen Graduate School of Management is engaged in graduate and undergraduate management education. It has an enrollment of over 550 full-time students in its full-time MBA, Health Care MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Americas MBA for executives (AMBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Masters of Accountancy (MAcc), MAcc Valuation, Master of Marketing (MMark), and Masters of Management in Health Care (MMHC) programs. In addition, Owen faculty members teach in the Vanderbilt University undergraduate business minor. The school’s full-time faculty members are actively engaged in research. Owen enrolls students from all parts of the U.S. and 35 countries. Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized research university with a 333-acre campus located 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville. Home to more than 1.8 million people, the Nashville metropolitan area has over a dozen colleges and universities and features many cultural and recreational amenities including a symphony orchestra, professional sports, an extensive park system, and live music offerings across a broad variety of genres. Major industries include healthcare, publishing, insurance and finance, education, and entertainment. The city has been named one of the best U.S. cities for work and family by numerous national publications.

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We seek to attract an active, culturally and intellectually diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The University has a student body of over 12,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 32.1 percent minority students and 1,406 international students from 92 countries. Likewise, the Owen School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. The faculty have identified seven mission priorities for the School, which include diversity. More information about Vanderbilt’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is available at We aspire to become a leader among our peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minorities and women.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference, sample publications and/or working papers, and teaching evaluations, if applicable, by November 25, 2018. In-person interviews of applicants will be conducted at the American Finance Association meetings in Atlanta, GA on January 4-6, 2019.

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Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Vanderbilt has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.