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Assistant Professor in Finance

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For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities.



Department of Finance


Assistant Professor in Finance


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide. 


In addition this post will attract a significant market salary supplement which reflects current market conditions.


Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for one or more career-track Assistant Professor in Finance posts.


You will carry out research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in finance or economics by the post start date. In addition candidates should possess expertise and research interests in finance or economics, and demonstrate a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to place one’s specialist work within a broader social science context. The ability to teach finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential.


For near post-doctoral candidates, or candidates with limited post-doctoral experience, you will be able to demonstrate a developing record of research with potential for publication in leading peer-reviewed journals in finance.


For post-doctoral candidates you will be able to demonstrate a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email m.comben@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 November 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


We will be conducting interviews at the ASSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, 3-5 January 2020.