Academic position in Corporate Finance

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers. PhD students in the final phase of their studies may also apply. The successful candidate will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor depending on your qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as assistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured associate professor.

You will join a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment. For more information, please consult: http://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/research and http://feb.kuleuven.be/focus . This full-time position initially requires a clear commitment to the study programs offered on the Kortrijk campus of the FEB. We offer a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment, with frequent collaboration with colleagues on the Leuven, Antwerp and Brussels campuses of the FEB. The Research group Finance is part of the department of Accounting, Finance and Insurance, and has research clusters on the following topics: Banking, Capital Markets, and Empirical Corporate Finance. The candidate’s research should have links to one of these research clusters.  

The Faculty of Economics and Business has systematically been ranked highly by several independent accreditation committees regarding the quality of its research and teaching programs. The FEB has recently acquired the renowned EQUIS accreditation and benefits from an extensive national and international network, both in academia and in the business world.

KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching, …

To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100 000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.

The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and explicitly encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply.

For more information, please consult: http://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/research .


You have a PhD in Economics or Business with an emphasis on Corporate Finance or a PhD in a related domain with evidence of expertise in this field of research.

You have excellent research potential. The quality of your research is demonstrated by the quality of your PhD dissertation, promising research projects and papers, publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and/or international research experience. Junior applicants are expected to show research excellence through a pipeline of promising research projects, papers and academic references. Experience in writing grant proposals and a strong international network are recommended.

You can show evidence of strong didactical skills and preferably have teaching experience in the field of finance. Proficiency in Dutch is required within a period of two years to allow the candidate to teach in Dutch and maintain regional business contacts. If your proficiency in Dutch is not sufficient at the start of employment, you can follow language training provided by KU Leuven that can help you to learn Dutch to the required standard.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Cynthia Van Hulle, chair of the search committee, mail: cynthia.vanhulle@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Laurens Cherchye, dean of the campus Kortrijk, mail: laurens.cherchye@kuleuven.be . For problems with online applying, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be .

External reference letters (required for junior applicants) can be sent directly to eva.braeckman@kuleuven.be

For problems with online applying, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be .

You can apply for this job no later than 15/11/2019 via the online application tool


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