Professor (Teaching) of Finance

Durham (GB)
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor (Teaching) of Finance

The role

Durham University Business School, with full international accreditation and a Financial Times Top 100 rank, is investing in posts at all levels, and across several disciplines as part of our ambitions to become a Top 20 European Business School. Among other vacancies, we seek to appoint a Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Economics and Finance, which is one of three ‘research-intensive’ departments who share the ambition to advance world-changing knowledge and secure global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines with colleagues in Durham University and beyond.

Our central purpose is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. Accordingly, we seek to recruit research and teaching colleagues with the drive, vision and talent to elevate our research activity and environment. We are looking for future colleagues who will lead and contribute to the development of world-class programmes and delivering an outstanding education. This will include designing and implementing innovative teaching methodologies using a wide variety of techniques as appropriate, for example including technology-enhanced learning, the flipped class approach, case method, experiential learning, simulations. Experience of online teaching is desirable. We welcome colleagues with a passion for student learning and a desire to enhance an inclusive community of learning, in and beyond the school.

This post will build teaching leadership in Finance, with the specific goal of laying foundations for our development in the spaces of Asset Pricing, Financial Econometric Analysis of Networks, Risk Management, Portfolio Selection, Big Data Analysis, and Econometric Analysis of High-Frequency Data. The successful candidate will have expertise in theoretical and/or Empirical Asset Pricing with exceptional quantitative skills. The post is intended to provide teaching leadership in these fields as a key element of school strategy and interdisciplinary, postgraduate and post-experience teaching development.

Durham University is one of the world’s top universities, boasting a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 global university with our students and our world-leading academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work. As part of our ambitious strategy we are growing and we look forward to welcoming your application.