Fama-Miller Center Research Fellow

Chicago, Illinois
Jan 06, 2021
Feb 05, 2021

TITLE: Fama-Miller Center Research Fellow

DEPARTMENT: BOOTH-Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance



The Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance is seeking highly accomplished, early career researchers as Fama-Miller Center Research Fellows. The position begins during the summer of 2021 and will be either a one- or two- year term of employment, depending on whether the Fellow accepts a full-time faculty position at a university. FMC Fellows are expected to conduct original research of exceptionally high quality and to participate in and contribute to the academic environment at University of Chicago.  This position will solely focus on research and will not have any teaching requirements associated with it.


  1. As an integral part of the finance group at Chicago Booth, the FMC Research Fellow is free from teaching requirements, and is expected to pursue independent research in the field of finance, broadly defined.
  2. The specific area of study will reflect the research interests of the candidate.
  3. The candidate can organize academic conferences, host acclaimed scholars, and engage with the rich intellectual life of the University of Chicago.
  4. Disseminates work and interact with the research community through workshops, academic seminars, and conference talks.
  5. Engage in the intellectual environment of the University of Chicago through workshops, presentations, seminars, and collaboration with faculty and other researchers.


  1. Doctoral degree in Finance/Economics or related field by start date (July 1st, 2021) required.
  2. Demonstrated record or research achievement required.
  3. Prior experience writing peer-reviewed manuscripts required.
  4. Prior experience preparing and presenting work at workshops or meetings required.
  5. Work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously required.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  7. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills required.
  8. Advanced knowledge in relevant field of finance required.
  9. Advanced knowledge of research techniques and/or methods required.
  10. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.


  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover letter (required)
  • Representative scholarly works (required)
  • Two letters of recommendation (required)

Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If the link does not send you to the job posting please copy and paste into your web browser. Thank you for your interest in The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business!


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