Interested candidates must submit the following information to ERA_Fellows@pcaobus.org:
- A curriculum vitae;
- A cover letter that summarizes the candidate's qualifications and understanding and interest in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the mission of the PCAOB, including a description of the applicant's goals and expectations for the fellowship;
- One or two research papers or recently published articles on topics relevant to the PCAOB;
- Two letters of reference sent directly to the PCAOB by the referees; and,
- At least one research proposal that:
- Explains the proposed research topic, including the hypothesis to be tested if the project is empirical in nature;
- Suggests why the research could be relevant to the PCAOB’s mission and work;
- Demonstrates the scientific merit and rigor of the proposal, including a proposed methodology;
- Describes the nature of data necessary to complete the research, if the research is empirical in nature;
- Provides a research plan that includes an expected timeline of the project;
- Discloses the names of any coauthors; and,
- Discloses any potential conflicts of interest.
Applications should be submitted no later than December 15, 2017.
In addition to the PCAOB’s internal review, applications will be reviewed by an academic proposal review committee. The PCAOB and academic proposal review committee will take into account applicant qualifications, research proposal quality, the nature of nonpublic data requested by the applicant, and the relevance of the proposed research to the PCAOB.
Finalists will be invited to Washington for interviews in January and February 2018. Successful applicants will be notified no later than March 31, 2018.
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