Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance and Accounting (Education and Research)

Exeter, Devon (GB)
Competitive salary and benefits package
09 Mar 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance and Accounting (Education and Research)

Ref: R68465

Competitive salary and benefits package

University of Exeter Business School

The role

The post sits in the University of Exeter Business School. We seek to expand our team of outstanding researchers and teachers by appointing a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. We hope to hire faculty who will contribute to building on our current strengths within the field of Climate Finance, Corporate Governance, Investments and Corporate Disclosure.

We are seeking talented academics with expertise in one or more of the following areas:  climate risk, climate change, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, sustainable and responsible investments, green finance, environmental governance, climate policy, sustainable development, carbon pricing, energy markets, renewable energy, responsible finance, and corporate sustainability.

We also look for those who have a strong record of accomplishment in innovative research, as well as a passion for inter-disciplinary teaching, and who have the necessary skills to conduct high-quality research and teach a range of courses in the Business School's undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:


  • A PhD or equivalent in Finance/Business or related areas and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A track record in ABS four-star refereed publications, or demonstrate potential to do so
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development

For Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in ABS four-star refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges
  • Strong connections with business, government and/or civil society organisations Involvement in projects which develop impact

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

About the Finance & Accounting department

The Department of Finance and Accounting at the University of Exeter Business School is research-oriented and devoted to teaching excellence. Newly formed in 2019, the Department is committed to producing world-class research with economic and societal impact, and to delivering research-led, engaging education that helps students attain the highest standards, and realise their potential to make an impact on the world. We are committed to advancing theory and working with leaders and managers in organisations to achieve practical solutions to their most important issues.

Staff members have recently published in journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

The department is home to the world-renowned Xfi Centre for Financial Investment (click here) and the recently founded Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre (click here).

The University of Exeter  

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.  

In the University of Exeter Business School, our research and teaching impacts on the most fundamental challenges facing the world today – climate change and biodiversity loss, digital transformation, income and gender inequality. We are a learning community of staff, students and alumni that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Exeter Business School is one of a small number to receive the prestigious triple accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We rank highly in UK and International league tables and we are ranked number one in the UK for graduate employability.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter 

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of these positions: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer

Please contact Professor Enrico Onali, Head of the Finance and Accounting Department on email (