Luxembourg has long been known as a leading European financial centre, but it’s also becoming a major source of research and innovation.
The Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance (FDEF) of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for an
Assistant Professor (M/F) in Finance with a focus on Financial Institutions, or related fields in particular empirical finance.
The position at the Assistant Professor level follows Luxembourg’s tenure-track scheme according to which the initial appointment is a fixed-term contract. Upon successful evaluation of the projects, the candidate can be offered a permanent position.
The Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) is the finance group of the faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. The University of Luxembourg, a public university funded by the Luxembourg government, has a strong research focus. Our core objective is to be an academic leader in the creation and dissemination of an integrated body of knowledge in finance. The LSF emphasizes high quality research and aims to be a leading finance group within Europe. The group at the LSF is growing and we aim to hire several senior and junior faculty positions over the next few years. The LSF hosts the Luxembourg Asset Management Summit and a top-quality seminar series. The LSF is active in hiring on the junior job market at the AFA meetings (we hired graduates from e.g. Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Tilburg, Montreal, or HEC Paris). Furthermore, the LSF has various highly successful teaching programs and is closely connected with the financial industry in Luxembourg. It has a very international faculty committed to top quality research which published in the top econ and finance journals. Comprehensive information is available on our website www.lsf.lu.
Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country with the convenience of a metropolis in a tranquil setting. Additional information about Luxembourg can be found under www.euraxess.lu. Luxembourg’s financial centre is the largest investment fund captive reinsurance centre in Europe and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone. The financial sector is a major employer in Luxembourg and contributes over 30% of its GDP. There are plenty of international schools (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and all other important European languages at the European School).
The Luxembourg School of Finance is determined to continue its way to become a leading European Finance department. To accomplish this, the LSF can benefit from its location in a truly international country and in one of the main financial centres in Europe. There exist ample opportunity for inspiring interactions with the financial centre. The Professor shall play an active role in establishing the LSF as a leading European finance group; the package we offer is commensurate with this ambition. In particular, shall be engaged in research, teaching, and administrative duties. The candidates shall teach in the newly created common first year of the master programs. In addition, the candidate shall teach in the risk management track of the Master of Banking and Finance.
Information about the position can be obtained from Professor Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (e-mail: Ulf.Lilienfeld@uni.lu).
The candidate shall show have or show potential for highest quality research and publications in the top finance and/or economics journals. Additional requirements include a PhD in Finance or Economics or related disciplines.
The position is initially for 5 years and upon a positive evaluation, the assistant professor may be promoted to associate professor.
The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and in one of the two official languages of Luxembourg: French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other official language and provides access to language courses to this end.
Applications should contain a motivation letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, a job market paper, and letters of recommendation. The LSF will be attending the ASSA meetings in Atlanta.
All applications and letters of recommendations should be sent by e-mail before 3/12/2018 to the following address:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be handled in strict confidence.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.