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Postdoctoral Fellow in Household Finance

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Not Specified
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia seeks applications to fill one Postdoctoral Fellow research faculty position in Household Finance affiliated with the Financial Services Innovation Lab at Georgia Tech. In collaboration with a major credit bureau, Financial Services Innovation Lab is launching a major initiative to understand and analyze barriers to access to credit and barriers to entrepreneurship. The selected candidate would support this important initiative and will be advised and supervised by Professor Sudheer Chava; collaborators may include other faculty at Georgia Tech and researchers from a leading credit bureau depending on the selected candidate's specific research interests. The candidate may also be able to get access to some proprietary datasets from the credit bureau as part of the research collaboration subject to appropriate approvals from the credit bureau and Georgia Tech. There is flexibility with regards to the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate. The initial appointment is for one year starting as early as January 1, 2022 and as late as August 1, 2022, and may be renewed depending on mutual consent, satisfactory performance, and the availability of resources.

Qualifications: Preference is for candidates with a Ph.D. in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or other relevant fields. ABD (All but dissertation) candidates must have successfully defended their dissertation no later than December 1, 2021 for an earlier appointment or July 1, 2022 for a delayed start, before beginning employment. Candidates should have a strong interest in applying these skills to large data sets related to Household Finance.

The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for working in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.

Compensation: This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track research faculty, benefits-eligible appointment with the possibility of extension. The position includes funds for some conference travel and research expenses. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references one published or working paper, as a single pdf to the following link:

Please include in your cover letter, any specific research themes or ideas that you would be interested in pursuing during your post-doctoral appointment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application no later than November 1, 2021. The selection process for the chosen candidate will include passing a pre-employment background screening, submission of transcripts, and other pre-employment documents once the top candidate has been identified.

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