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Tenure-Track Faculty, Finance

Villanova School of Business
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Position Summary: Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Finance at the rank of Assistant Professor (rank of Associate Professor considered for candidates with outstanding qualifications). We welcome expertise from all areas of finance.

This faculty member will teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. The faculty member is expected to publish high quality research. This person will report to the Chair of the Finance and Real Estate Department and will begin in Fall 2024.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities: VSB is committed to both scholarly research and teaching excellence. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda leading to high-quality publications, the appointment involves teaching finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Finance.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate a strong potential for research and teaching.

Special Message to Applicants: For full consideration for the position, candidates must submit a complete application via the VU jobs portal at

All initial applications are to include:
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Sample of Research
• Contact information for 3 references.

Review of application begins upon receipt and continues until position is filled. The position offers a commensurate and competitive salary and benefits package.

For technical assistance, please contact us at 610-519-7900, 610-519-7616, or

Application-related questions may be sent to Dr. Shelly Howton, Chair, Department of Finance & Real Estate (

Villanova University seeks faculty who are motivated by the pursuit of top-quality research but also committed to excellence in the classroom. Our faculty have published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and other leading journals. All are committed to excellence in teaching.

Excellent data resources are provided (significant portion through WRDS): CRSP/Compustat (Merged), CRSP Mutual Fund, CRSP Ziman REIT, Compustat Global, Compustat Bank Data, Thomson Datastream, Thomson 13F, Thomson Lipper Tass, SNL Financial, SNL Real Estate, NCREIF, SDC Platinum, TAQ (Data and Volume Summary), ISS/RiskMetrics, Execucomp, Morningstar Direct, IW Financial, Global Financial Data, as well as other data sources. Professional data feeds include Bloomberg Terminals (36), Factset (unlimted), and Eikon.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was ranked the #1 undergraduate business school in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. VSB offers both undergraduate and graduate programs (including MBA, Executive MBA, and MS in Finance) to over 2,500 business students. The department is also home to the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate.

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