The Academic Job Market in Finance: A Rookie's Guide

21 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2004

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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: September 7, 2004

Abstract

This is a guide for newly minted Ph.D.'s entering the academic finance job market for the first time. The institutional knowledge of how the job market works is lost when students graduate, and advisors are often too busy or too removed from the process to give the finely detailed advice that students need. The knowledge we provide should complement strategy discussions between students and their advisors. We give a detailed timeline for job seekers plus a summary of the most important deadlines. We give advice for academic conferences, conference interviews, and fly-outs. We discuss job offers and what to do if a job seeker does not get one. We also give cautionary job market horror stories and a list of internet job search resources.

Keywords: Job Market, Finance PhD, Adverse Selection, Conferences

JEL Classification: C91, D82, J31

Suggested Citation

Butler, Alexander W. and Crack, Timothy Falcon, The Academic Job Market in Finance: A Rookie's Guide (September 7, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=588561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.588561

Alexander W. Butler

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

MS 531
Houston, TX 77005
United States
713-348-6341 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~awbutler/

Timothy Falcon Crack (Contact Author)

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

Dunedin
New Zealand

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