Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Lecturer - £43,351 to £48,323 / Senior Lecturer - £53,205 to £59,302 per annum
15 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Management
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered. Occasional weekend work may be required.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Lecturer - £43,351 to £48,323 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum). Senior Lecturer - £53,205 to £59,302 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £74,126 per annum)
Apply by 07/02/2021

Role Description

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most established and prestigious UK business schools, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB and it has recently been named one of the top ten UK business schools by the Financial Times. It is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

The Economics & Finance (E&F) Centre is well-known for its excellence in course delivery: Economics at Cranfield University was ranked number 3 in the world in 2019, according to the Financial Times Global MBA ranking in 2019 and ranked most years in the top ten.  The Centre is responsible for running the Cranfield MBA, ranked in the top 40 of European MBAs according to the Financial Times and one of the longest standing in the UK, running for over 50 years. Other programmes that are run by the Centre include the MSc in Finance and Management, ranked number 9 in the UK according to QS and the Executive MSc in Retail and Digital Banking, the first Mastership programme in Banking delivered in the UK, accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute.

All the faculty in the E&F Centre contribute to these programmes, by delivering a combination of core and elective modules. In addition, the E&F members actively publish in top-ranked economics, finance and management journals and work closely with businesses, government and charities. Their expertise is frequently cited in reports by companies, financial services industry and in the media.

Reporting to the Head of the Centre, you will already have a Doctorate in Economics or related area - e.g. banking, financial economics (Senior Lecturer) or be very close to completion (Lecturer).

The new appointment will be expected to teach on Master/MBA programmes and on executive and customised education programmes. As such, we are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and inspiring academic to contribute to the continued development of economics research and teaching, with a focus on financial economics and/or banking. 

For the Lecturer post, you must have a growing track record in teaching ideally in both graduate and executive education and you will have at least a developing portfolio with papers for submission to high-quality journals.

For the post of Senior Lecturer you must have a strong track record in teaching ideally in both graduate and executive education and you will already have publications in high-quality journals.

We would welcome applications from people with either a traditional academic career background or someone with an industrial background who has made or may be interested in making a transition to teaching and scholarship.  Previous experience of undertaking an MBA would be advantageous.

A recognised teaching qualification will also normally be held, but if not, you will be required to enrol on a Cranfield-run course to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Development.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion and further details about the position, please contact Professor Catarina Figueira, Professor of Economics and Policy and Head of the Economics and Finance Centre, email:

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