Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance

Title: Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Description:

    The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. invites nominations and applications for appointment to the newly created Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance. The position has tenured status at the full-professor level and resides in the Department of Finance and Real Estate with a starting date of August 2013.  The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:  The successful candidate will have an established record as a prominent scholar in financial markets. Working within Department of Finance and Real Estate, the Cohn Professor is expected to raise the visibility of Kogod School of Business in the area of financial-markets research, provide pedagogical leadership at all levels, and be actively involved in creating ties with the business and policy-making communities. The Chair offers a reduced teaching load, discretionary research funds, an annual stipend, and competitive salary and benefits. 

    ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Kogod School of Business is an exciting, entrepreneurial institution with over 500 graduate and 1,200 undergraduate students and excellent international contacts.  In addition to the traditional MBA and BSBA, the school offers BS or MS degrees in Finance, Real Estate, Accounting and Taxation. The Kogod School faculty enjoys substantial interaction with the financial, regulatory and consulting communities in the greater Washington, DC area. 

    ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance and Real Estate currently has 9 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and 7 term faculty members.  Department members publish in top finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as top-tier journals in real estate, economics, accounting, international business and management.  Current research includes projects in corporate finance and governance, financial intermediation, market microstructure, investments, and commodities.  The group is collegial and works as a team to further individual research interests and teaching objectives. The Department has an active research seminar series, with papers presented by local, national and international researchers.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Finance or Economics specializing in Financial Economics. They must have an outstanding research and service record, demonstrate a continuing commitment to produce high-level research in financial economics, be outstanding teachers, and be able to effectively coordinate and lead the faculty and external constituents.

  • Application Deadline: Preferably before March 5, 2013
  • Contact Details: Takei Roach,, (202) 885-1963
  • Other Info:

    Ms. Takei Roach   
    Kogod School of Business
    American University
    4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
    Washington D.C.  20016-8044 
    (202) 885-1963   

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