Lecturer in Financial Services

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£39,609 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 6)
14 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 29/08/2019
Salary: £39,609 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 6)
Package: Excellent benefit package

Job description

Pathway: Professional Practice 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic new team member as a Lecturer in Financial Services on our Professional Practice (refer to criteria here) pathway who can contribute to building excellent links with industry partners and who has experience of developing and delivering innovative education or training programmes to external partners.

Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and an 'applied' focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing our academic reputation; delivering an excellent personalised student experience; internationalising our work; and build innovation, enterprise and citizenship. 

About the school

The Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland and at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. It has an established track record of a high level of engagement and collaborative working with business and professional networks.

The Business School is focussed on developing employable (and self-employable) graduates who will drive economic growth both at home and abroad. We have strong and developing links with business through research-led teaching, practice based classroom activities, student placements, business support, research and consultancy. To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video.

You will join the Accountancy, Finance & Law Subject Group in the School.  The group offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  The Financial Services subject area delivers an undergraduate BA (Hons) Financial Services degree on campus in Edinburgh and in both Hong Kong and mainland China. We also offer MSc International Finance and MSc Financial Technology programme on campus with the later also planned to launch in Hong Kong in 2020. We are keen to expand our Financial Services provision in response to the significant changes in the financial sector particularly in the areas of financial technology, data analytics, cyber security and artificial intelligence as well as the growing regulatory requirements.

Our BA (Hons) Accounting programme is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) as well as attracting exemptions from the other major professional accountancy bodies including ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and HKICPA (in Hong Kong) and our LLB is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. The National Student Survey for 2019 rated the Finance subject area at 94% for overall student satisfaction.

The role

Your contribution on the Professional Practice pathway will involve building relationships and collaborating with external industry partners, particularly in areas of financial consultancy and bespoke projects/ training programmes. This role will involve taking a leading role in developing tender documents and applications for commercial funding. You will likely have significant experience as a banking / finance practitioner or in leading commercial organisation working on client-focused projects. You will develop new working relationships with business and other external organisations to grow our commercial and research links with industry.

You will also be responsible for designing and delivering teaching and student centred learning. We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioner-academics who can teach in some of the growing areas outlined above (e.g. financial technology, data analytics, and financial regulation).

You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects leading to the production of high quality research outputs/ outcomes.

There are opportunities to teach in China and Hong Kong so this role will be ideal for someone who likes international travel, cultures,  and this role presents opportunities to develop own research area

Who we are looking for

In addition to the role profile, the following criteria are essential:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification or a recognised finance professional qualification (e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Banker, Chartered Institute of Insurance or Professional Accountancy qualification).
  • Evidence of innovative teaching / training practice and experience
  • Evidence of leading successful professional practice projects, e.g. as a Finance practitioner or consultant, and strong links with business and other external organisations.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience to develop high quality teaching/ learning and research projects. 
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Some travel will be required as part of our transnational education provision.

Please click here to view the role profile/description.

Benefits we offer

Salary: GBP 39,609 - GBP 48,677 per annum (Grade 6)

Further Information about our benefits can be found here

Additional information

Application Closing Date: Thursday 29th August 2019 at 11.59 pm

Interview day: Friday 13th September 2019

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact James Brown jwbrown@napier.ac.uk.

Please also note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment, as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.