The Academic Job Market in Finance: An Updated Rookie's Guide

20 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2012

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Alexander W. Butler

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Timothy Falcon Crack

University of Otago - Department of Accountancy and Finance

Date Written: June 17, 2012

Abstract

This paper is an updated guide for newly minted PhDs entering the academic finance job market for the first time. We describe the institutional details of how this labor market works and what rookies need to know to improve their chances of getting the right job. We give advice for application materials, conferences, interviews, and fly-outs. We discuss job offers and what to do if a job seeker does not get one. Our advice complements strategy discussions between students and their advisors and empowers students to ask better questions of their advisors.

Suggested Citation

Butler, Alexander W. and Crack, Timothy Falcon, The Academic Job Market in Finance: An Updated Rookie's Guide (June 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2109794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2109794

Alexander W. Butler (Contact Author)

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business ( email )

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Timothy Falcon Crack

University of Otago - Department of Accountancy and Finance ( email )

Dunedin
New Zealand

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