The Finance area at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for recent graduates with a Ph.D. in Finance or Economics, with research interests in financial economics.

Postdocs work closely with Owen finance faculty on new research projects, while making progress toward publication of their current work. To be eligible, candidates must complete their Ph.D. by July prior to starting the fellowship. The strongest candidates will be those whose research interests align closely with Owen faculty and where the postdoc and faculty member can foresee developing joint research projects. We encourage applicants to look at Owen’s finance faculty webpage and identify specific faculty with similar research interests.

Fellowship Details

Accepted postdocs receive an annual salary plus benefits, as well as an annual allowance for research/conference-related travel and expenses. In addition, the school provides a single standard computer and IT support. During the period of the fellowship, the postdocs are expected to be in residence, work closely with faculty on research projects, participate actively in research seminars at Owen, and otherwise contribute to the research mission of the school. Teaching opportunities may be available for qualified individuals. Information on current Owen postdocs and prior Owen postdoc placements is available on the Owen website.

About Vanderbilt Business

The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University is dedicated exclusively to graduate management education. It has an enrollment of over 500 full-time students in its full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Accountancy, Master of Marketing, and Master of Management in Health Care programs. The school’s 50 full‐time faculty members are actively engaged in research, which is supported in part through the school’s four research centers, including the Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC), which fosters scholarly research on the financial markets, instruments, and institutions.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working with specific Owen faculty member(s), C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a sample research paper. Please have letters sent directly to Vanderbilt. The Committee will evaluate applications as they are submitted and the position will remain open until it is filled. The final deadline for submitting an application is April 15th. Final approval to hire is contingent on Owen budget approval.

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