The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance. This appointment will support the Graduate Certificate in FinTech and the Graduate Program in Mathematical Finance. Pending Provost budgetary approval, the anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.
We seek to add to our community of talented scholars who work in areas at the cutting edge of today’s research in financial technology or FinTech. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, machine learning and artificial intelligence in finance, cryptocurrencies, blockchains in finance, robo-advising, peer-to-peer financing, privacy issues related to financial data, and the wisdom of crowd and prediction markets, etc.
The research interests of the faculty members in the finance department are broad and inclusive–roughly balanced between developing new theories of financial markets and institutions and empirically investigating existing financial issues and questions. Faculty research programs develop and apply valuation methods, computational techniques, econometric methods, and empirical approaches to examine a wide variety of financial phenomena and policy issues. We seek candidates who will engage with this vibrant community.
The Finance department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor. Boston University is an institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American University to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness.


Applications should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and up to three recent publications or working papers in electronic (PDF) format. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Professor Steven Kou
Finance Recruiting
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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Prospective candidates must demonstrate the ability to produce original and innovative scholarly work of the highest quality and should be able to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree in Finance, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics or other closely related area is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full-time, Tenure-track
Salary: Commensurate with experience