Boston University, Questrom School of Business

Position ID:BU-Questrom School of Business-ASTP [#17522]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Finance (FinTech)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Financial Technology
Appl Deadline:2020/12/11 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/11/10, finished 2021/06/12, listed until 2020/12/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

We seek to add to our community of talented scholars who work in areas at the cutting edge of today’s research in financial technology or FinTech. The main area of interest is machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to finance, in topics like, for example, cryptocurrencies, blockchains in finance, robo-advising, peer-to-peer financing, privacy issues related to financial data, the wisdom of crowd and prediction markets, etc.

The Finance department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor. Boston University is an institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American University to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness.

Prospective candidates must demonstrate the ability to produce original and innovative scholarly work of the highest quality and should be able to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree in Finance, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics or other closely related area is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Applications submitted on Academic Jobs Online should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a job market paper, and up to two recent publications or working papers in electronic (PDF) format. Applications will be accepted until December 11, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply early. Campus interviews will commence in January for a July 1, 2021 start.

For additional questions about the application process, please contact:

Steven Kou Department of Finance Boston University Questrom School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 e-mail:

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Further Info:
Department of Finance
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215