ASTON UNIVERSITY

Senior Lecturer /Reader in Finance

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Posted
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
09 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Lecturer / Reader in Finance

Aston Business School


Salary:     £49,149 to £56,950 per annum
Grade:     Grade 10
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 09 May 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R180182

Aston Business School will be a global leader in bridging the world of intellectual discovery and the practical needs of enterprises and the professions. Our goal is to enhance enterprise and enterprises. We develop individuals to perform better within enterprises and the professions, and to create successful new ventures. We support business leaders in enhancing their organisation’s performance and growth. We advise policy-makers on ways to improve society and the economy. Our research creates new knowledge that furthers these aspirations. It is our particular aim to ensure that the opportunities we create are made available to all members of our society.

Aston Business School seeks to appoint a highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest in providing research, teaching and impact leadership in the field of Finance. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Finance who combines strong research potential with a commitment to the highest standards of finance education to join our thriving academic environment. We welcome applications from across the range on interests in the subject area, although applications from people with expertise in corporate finance are particularly encouraged.

The holder of this post will influence the future direction of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department in areas of research, development of taught programs, PhD and DBA supervision and external engagement. 

You should be able to demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for your field. This should be evidenced by excellent and sustained record of publications in leading finance journals, willing to engage with business and policy makers, and attracting external research income.

You should also demonstrate a planned trajectory of high quality publications over a significant period; evident experience of successful teaching or tutoring at university level or equivalent; and excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and accessibly. You will have a reputation in the field of finance and a network in the international community, as well as a PhD in financial economics/finance. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have some experience of drawing external funding for research, either from governmental sources or from industry. You will be expected to contribute to teaching in both theoretical and empirical based modules in finance and engage in postgraduate thesis supervision. 

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/makethefuture for further information and to apply online.