Lecturer in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Department: Accounting and Finance (www.strath.ac.uk/accfin/)
Faculty: Strathclyde Business School (www.strath.ac.uk/business/)
Staff Category: Academic
Reference No: 162548
Reports To: Head of Department
Grade: 7/8 Salary Range: £36,261 - £50,132
Contract Type: Open Contract FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018  

We are looking to appoint an ambitious, high performing academic in Financial Technology (FinTech) with proven ability (or excellent potential) to publish in world class academic journals and teach at various levels to join our team at Lecturer level. To be successful, you must possess a PhD, or demonstrate equivalent professional experience, combined with relevant experience and will have either an excellent track record in published research or evidence of outstanding research potential. We seek applications from candidates who will fit well with the Departmental Research and Outreach strategies and University Values.

Our research on FinTech is moving ahead at great pace. For example, CeFRI participated in a major high frequency distributed ledger trial with the National Physical Laboratory, the Toronto Stock Exchange and ZYen.

The Department of Accounting and Finance has its own cryptocurrency and is experimenting in this with the Department of Computing and the Department of Mathematics.  The post holder’s role in mining data and designing and developing projects is critical. As 'the place of useful learning' the University of Strathclyde is committed to the advancement of society through the pursuit of excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange, and through creative engagement with partner organisations at local, national and international levels. Our excellent FinTech research underpins our successful launch of the first MSc in Fintech in the United Kingdom, jointly taught by Departments of Accounting and Finance, Management Science and Computing Science and a Massive Open Online Course in FinTech is under development to increase accessibility to education in FinTech. The new Lecturer in FinTech will become an important part of these interdisciplinary teaching innovations.

Strathclyde Business School (SBS) has excellent people, as evidenced by its Research Excellence Framework (REF) performance, considerable links to business and industry, and synergies between learning innovations and research. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise of 2014 the School has been rated the 1st in Scotland and in the top 10 business schools in the UK with 77% of the submission judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. The REF also indicates the Business School’s research is particularly robust in terms of Impact. SBS was rated 3rd among the UK business schools for Impact and 1st amongst UK business schools for Research Environment. 

Application Procedure 
Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information 
Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus). 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Andrea Coulson, Head of Department (a.b.coulson@strath.ac.uk).  

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 29 and 30 November 2018.

Equality and Diversity
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

University Values 
The University’s Values capture what we’re all about: who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for. Our Values have been derived from how we act and how we expect to be treated as part of Strathclyde.