University of Melbourne, Department of Finance, Melbourne Australia
Junior Faculty Positions

The Department of Finance at the University of Melbourne has multiple positions available at Assistant Professor level.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be near completion or have completed a PhD in Finance or Financial Economics and have a strong research agenda indicating the ability to publish in high quality finance journals. Applicants must also have the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The Department will consider applicants from all areas of finance.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance at the University of Melbourne has well established undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs, and thus accommodates a wide variety of research and teaching interests. To support its many research activities, the Department subscribes to a large number of financial databases, including WRDS, SDC, Datastream, SIRCA, Bloomberg, OptionMetrics and IRESS. There are vibrant seminar and brown-bag series supplemented by an ongoing program of prominent international visiting academics. In addition, the department hosts the very successful Finance Down Under: Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance Conference Series. For further information about the Department, please visit:

Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with fascinating architecture, vibrant energy, cultural events of every variety, and a wonderful choice of restaurants, shops, and galleries. With its verdant parks and temperate climate, Melbourne is repeatedly ranked among the world's most livable cities.

APPOINTMENT TERMS: Appointments are made for a probationary period of five years. Attractive compensation packages will be negotiated with successful applicants including outstanding research and travel funding and eligibility for six months' paid sabbatical leave after every three years. Teaching loads are extremely competitive; new junior faculty members enjoy a one class teaching load in their first year. The positions are expected to commence sometime in the period June through August 2013.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A departmental recruiting team will be attending the 2013 AFA meetings in San Diego to meet with applicants. Applicants should send an email to Ms. AnnMaree Murray at: by November 15, 2012. The email should contain the following items as attachments: (i) current CV; (ii) job market or other working paper; (iii) any teaching evaluations; and (iv) letters from three individuals familiar with the applicant's research.

Enquiries are welcome by email to the Head of the Department of Finance, Associate Professor John C. Handley at:

The University of Melbourne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University reserves the right to fill the positions by invitation or not to fill the positions.

Posted 10/23/12