Lecturer to Professor (E&R) in Finance and Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

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 at all levels (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor). 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 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 Business School

At University of Exeter Business School we have ambitious growth plans. Over the next five years we aim to increase international student numbers by more than 500. As well as expand the programmes we offer, we plan to grow new partnerships with businesses and international institutions and boost our reputation on a global scale. The Business School's growth in teaching and research is a priority for the University and we have significant investment to expand our offering so that we can achieve excellence as one of the leading Business Schools in the UK and the World.

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

For Associate Professor and Professor, in addition to the above, you will have:

International reputation as a leading authority in Finance
In depth knowledge of specialism to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the field.
A strong record in attracting research and/or scholarship funding.
An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally.
An understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within an organisation and a commitment to helping create an inclusive culture.

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

If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be assessed and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period. We reserve the right to close the application period as our needs require.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please contact Nicole Arnold at Nicole.Arnold@society-search.com

For further information, please click here: https://www.society-search.com/search/job?q=exeter&se=0&fn=0&lc=0&sa=0&id=4891

Application deadline: 28th of May

About the Organization

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 . 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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 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. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

41 days leave per year
Options for flexible working
Numerous discounts at leading retailers
Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

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Job ID

ID: J8741