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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Finance

Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia Area)
Closing date
Oct 30, 2023

Villanova School of Business
Villanova University
Department of Finance & Real Estate

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Finance at the rank of Assistant Professor (rank of Associate Professor considered for candidates with outstanding qualifications). We welcome expertise from all areas of finance. A PhD in Finance is required. The position begins Fall 2024.

Villanova University seeks faculty who are motivated by the pursuit of top-quality research and also committed to excellence in the classroom. Our faculty have published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and other leading journals. All are committed to excellence in teaching.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) offers both undergraduate and graduate programs (including MBA, Executive MBA, and MS in Finance) to over 2,500 business students. The department is also home to the Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets and the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate.

Excellent data resources are provided (significant portion through WRDS): CRSP/Compustat (Merged), CRSP Mutual Fund, CRSP Ziman REIT, Compustat Global, Compustat Bank Data, Thomson Datastream, Thomson 13F, Thomson Lipper Tass, SNL Financial, SNL Real Estate, NCREIF, SDC Platinum, TAQ (Data and Volume Summary), ISS/RiskMetrics, Execucomp, Morningstar Direct, IW Financial, Global Financial Data, as well as other data sources. Professional data feeds include Bloomberg Terminals (36), Factset (unlimted), and Eikon.

Villanova University is a private Augustinian Catholic institution founded in 1842. It has an enrollment of 10,000 students within six colleges:  Villanova School of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Science, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, and Villanova School of Law.  The university is located within a suburban community near Philadelphia that offers an excellent quality of life. 

Candidates must submit a complete application via the VU jobs portal at Applications are to include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample of research
  • Contact information for three references

For technical assistance, please contact us at Application-related questions may be sent to Dr. Shelly Howton, Chair, Department of Finance & Real Estate (

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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