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Assistant Professor

Singapore Management University
Singapore (SG)
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: 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 4,000 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 2022 Shanghai Ranking of finance research, SMU is ranked 31st worldwide and 1st in Asia.  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 2018-2021 period, SMU is ranked 44th worldwide and 4th 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. 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.



Applicants should submit their application package comprising a cover letter, CV, recent publications or working papers, teaching and research statements, and teaching evaluations via the clicking the apply button.

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via e-mail to Please address your application to Dr. Hong Zhang, Recruiting Chair and Professor of Finance. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. The first-round interviews will be conducted virtually via ZOOM before the 2024 AFA meeting.

Singaporeans selected for tenure track faculty positions may be considered for the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent (START) Inauguration Grant.  Details on the grant application procedure may be found here:



Candidates must have an earned PhD in a field relevant to Finance.

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