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Assistant Professor of Finance

Singapore Management University
Singapore (SG)
Highly Competitive
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

Singapore Management University

Assistant Professor of Finance

Singapore Management University (SMU) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Finance in the area of real estate finance research.

Requirement: Ph.D. in hand or very close to completion. Candidates are expected to demonstrate potential for high quality research.

ABOUT LEE KONG CHIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE GROUP AT SMU: Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) at Singapore Management University is a dynamic business school with about 3,000 students and over a hundred full-time faculty members, offering undergraduate, master's (including MBA and EMBA), and doctoral programs. It is accredited by AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Faculty members in the Finance group at LKCSB received their doctorates from leading research universities and regularly publish in all top-tier finance journals. In the ASU finance research rankings,  based on publications in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis for the 2017-2020 period, SMU is ranked 40th worldwide and 3rd  in Asia. In the 2021 Shanghai Ranking of finance research, SMU is ranked 30th worldwide and 1st in Asia. SMU subscribes to all major financial databases and provides generous research funds to support conference travel and other research activities. The finance group hosts an annual summer research camp, an active research seminar series, and visits by distinguished finance scholars from leading research universities. The finance group also has a PhD program with high quality students and good placements.

For more information about the Finance group at SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business, visit For information about Singapore, visit English is the primary language used for education, commerce, and daily life in Singapore.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Applicants should submit their application package comprising a cover letter, CV, recent publications or working papers, teaching and research statements, and teaching evaluations using the following link: . In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via e-mail to The application deadline is 26 November 2021. Please address your application to Jianfeng Hu, Chair of Finance Recruiting Committee. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for online-interviews, which will be held around the time of the upcoming AFA meetings.

Position Available: July 1, 2022

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Highly competitive with leading U.S. schools, with additional fringe benefits such as housing and children’s education allowances. A reduced teaching load will be provided for career-starting, junior faculty members.

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