Hanken School of Economics
Professor in Finance (open rank)

The Department of Finance and Statistics at Hanken School of Economics invites applications for a tenure track position as PROFESSOR in Finance (open rank) in Vaasa from 1.8.2018

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: Hanken School of Economics is a leading, internationally accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.

Our master program was ranked among the top 90 programs globally by Financial Times. Hanken is recognized for its outstanding research quality and international orientation in proportion to its size (U-Multirank, 2016 & 2017) and Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 800 alumni working in more than 70 countries. We are located in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.
ABOUT THE AREA: Finland, as a country, is ranked as the best-governed country in the world (Legatum prosperity index, 2016), as well as among the top 5 happiest countries (World Happiness Report 2017) due to, inter alia, high level of equality and safety; free, high-quality education at both primary, secondary, and university levels; affordable healthcare and childcare; and competitiveness and innovativeness of the business sector.

For more information about the Department, please visit: http://www.hanken.fi/en/about-hanken/organisation/departments-and-subjects/department-finance-and-statistics

TENURE TRACK AT HANKEN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS: The tenure track is open to qualified individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Hanken tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2017, the tenure track has transparent internationally competitive standards that allow Hanken to recruit rising young scholars. Read more about the Hanken tenure track system at: http://www.hanken.fi/en/about-hanken/working-hanken/job-opportunities/tenure-track

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Those in the academic tenure track system at Hanken are expected to carry out and supervise scientific research, to provide high quality academic teaching, to closely follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Hanken School of Economics community, to the academic community and to the society at large.

The applicants should hold a doctoral degree in finance or in a related field. The applicants will be reviewed based on their research, teaching and activity in the scientific community. Special consideration is given to candidates that have demonstrated their ability to produce high quality research. In the absence of formal proof of quality in research and teaching (e.g. published papers, teaching ratings), applicants are encouraged to submit proof of significant potential for high-quality teaching and research. Applicants are required to have fluent command of English. Swedish language skills are considered a merit, albeit not mandatory.

The annual working time in the position is 1624 hours. During the school year, you are expected to spend a minimum average of three days per week at the Department in Vaasa in order to actively contribute to the research and teaching environment in the campus. Teaching tasks are allocated based on the curriculum needs of the Department and by considering your expertise.

SALARY: The salary is based on the university salary system in Finland (including employee healthcare as well as pension and holiday contributions); the exact salary level depends on the recruited individual's qualifications and performance.

INTERVIEWS: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in American Finance Association meeting in Philadelphia January 5-7th, 2018. Other arrangements are possible for short-listed candidates not based in the US and not planning to attend the meeting.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, please contact Professor Anders Löflund, Head of the Department, anders.loflund@hanken.fi, or Professor Kenneth Högholm, kenneth.hogholm@hanken.fi (or in the case of questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Director Elina Stadigh, elina.stadigh@hanken.fi).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The application for position is to be addressed to the recruitment committee and application materials should include:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
- Teaching portfolio
- A research statement describing future research plans (3-4 pages)
- Names and contact information of four references (junior positions)
- Samples of research such as thesis chapters or publications (junior positions)

Please submit all application materials in English. The application deadline is 28 February 2018.

To apply please submit your application via Hanken's website at https://www.hanken.fi/en/about-hanken/working-hanken/job-opportunities

The references should be submitted to a separate e-mail address (of which you will be informed in the confirmation of the receipt of the application).

General instructions for applicants are provided at: ttp://www.hanken.fi/en/about-hanken/working-hanken/job-opportunities/applications-and-selection-process

Hanken School of Economics reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Posted: 22 Dec 2017