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Postdoctoral Scholar

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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The Department of Finance in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University invites applications for one-year full-time postdoctoral scholar position starting Summer/Fall 2023 with the possibility of a one-year renewal. This is a benefits-eligible appointment with a teaching expectation of two courses.

ASU prides itself as an inclusive institution, and we measure ourselves by the success of our students. We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate a record of exceptional student support and care.  The W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Essential Functions: The candidate must contribute to the Department of Finance’s mission in the areas of research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate potential to conduct high quality research that is publishable in top-tier academic journals; effectively teach finance courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; and interact effectively with colleagues to support and enhance the intellectual atmosphere of the department.

Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in finance, financial planning, or a closely related field; ABD candidates must be close to earning that doctorate by the position start date 2) Evidence of potential for excellence in research publications at top-tier journals.

Desired Qualifications:  1) A strong research agenda in finance; 2) Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence potential or experience; 3) Strong writing and presentation skills.

Application Deadline and Procedure: Deadline is January 18, 2023.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applicants in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  Formal application must be accomplished through submission of a 1) A cover letter that addresses the above criteria; 2) A Curriculum Vitae; 3) a research and teaching statement that should address qualifications, accomplishments, and future plans in both research and teaching, including evidence of teaching competency or evaluations (if available); 4) Research paper(s); 5) A statement (one page maximum) addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance W. P. Carey’s commitment to inclusive excellence; 6) Three confidential letters of recommendation. Only electronic applications will be accepted via

The Department of Finance faculty publish their work in the top journals of their field, are key contributors to prestigious associations and editorial boards, and regularly present their research papers at major institutions and conferences around the world.  Many top researchers visit the department to present their work at regular seminars and conferences.  This translates into high quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  For more information about the Department of Finance, please visit Department of Finance.

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. From our world- renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country.  Learn more at

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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