Postdoctoral Research Position in Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in accounting. The post-doctoral researcher in accounting will work closely with Owen’s faculty on research projects related to auditing, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure choices, ESG reporting, managerial accounting, and cost accounting. The candidate will be housed at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management but will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team spanning accounting, finance, economics, operations management, and business. In order to be consider for the position, candidates must have a background in Accounting and/or Economics/Finance.

Our preference is for candidates who have recently (within the past two years) completed their PhD degree (post-doc). Candidates with more experience who have direct interest in this research area are also welcomed to apply. We are interested in candidates who will produce research of excellent quality that will have significant impact on the field and result in potential publications in top tier journals. The successful candidate could start in August 2024 for a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for an additional year). Salary commensurate with degree and experience including an excellent benefits package.

Application Procedure

To apply, send a cover letter explaining your background, C.V., a research statement, three letters of recommendation, and a sample research paper. Please submit all materials through Interfolio:

Questions may be directed to Professor Daniel A. Cohen ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2024, but we will accept later applications as long as the position is not yet filled.

About the Organization

The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University is dedicated exclusively to graduate management education. It has an enrollment of over 600 full‐time students in its full‐time MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Finance, Masters of Accountancy, Masters of Marketing, and Masters 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. Owen enrolls students from all parts of the United States and over 40 countries.

Vanderbilt is a selective, comprehensive teaching and research university with ten schools offering the full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Vanderbilt enrolls over 13,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and approximately 1,023 full-time faculty (excluding faculty employed by the Medical Center), of whom 57 have their primary appointment at Owen. Vanderbilt's 333-acre campus is located one and one-half miles from downtown Nashville. Metropolitan Nashville is a diversified economy with over one million inhabitants.

We seek to attract research active, culturally broad, and intellectually diverse faculty and postdoctoral scholars of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The University’s student body includes 34.9 percent minority students; 11.7 percent of students are international from 94 countries. Both Owen and Vanderbilt are fully committed to environments that welcome and value diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For Additional Questions

Job ID

ID: J14749