University of Bristol Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Finance

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a. Statements of responsibilities
- Extensive and strong research and impact in finance for a senior career in a research-intensive university and mounting evidence of an international profile.
- Extensively pursuing and demonstrating high quality research and high calibre academic publications in finance and/or related fields, reflected in published, forthcoming and planned work. Also contributing to the wider scholarly activities of the school, including research impact and engagement with finance professionals and/or policy makers.
- Applying for external research funding from research councils, government, industry and/or other sources.
- Teaching and assessing students at all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral) and contributing to curriculum design, development and enhancement.
- Supervising PhD research and MSc dissertations.
- Acting as personal tutor to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students.
- Contributing to the School’s digital education provision.
- Making a significant contribution to the success of the University through their participation in faculty and university-wide governance and development activities.
- Making significant contributions in terms of citizenship and leadership to the functioning of the school and University, attending school, faculty and university meetings and seminars (for example university level research institutes and initiatives), and undertaking administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School.

b. Contacts:
Line managed by:
- Head of School and/or Head of Academic Group.
Line manager to:
- Not applicable.
Internal Contacts:
- School and faculty staff
- School undergraduate students
- Staff and students in the wider university.
External Contacts:
- Research collaborators
- Financial institutions
- Government bodies
- Funding agencies.

THE POST: PERSON SPECIFICATION: The person specification provides a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. It also forms the selection criteria on which the decision on whom to shortlist and then whom to appoint will be made. Please ensure that you demonstrate how you meet these criteria in your application.


- Evidence of high calibre academic research in finance, publications in leading international journals in finance, and/or related fields (such as economics, accounting or management) and an active research agenda with the potential for social/economic impact.
- Strong evidence to contribute (theoretically, empirically or methodologically) to the field of finance through internal and external scholarly activities.
- Strong evidence of pursuing research activity, both independently and collaboratively, and a willingness to contribute to the broad research profile of the school (e.g. seminar and conference presentations, research networks, and/or membership of journal editorial boards).
- Strong evidence of ability to teach to a very high standard at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and lead new design, development and running of teaching programmes.
- Ability to supervise PhD research and Masters’ dissertations effectively.
- Experience of digital/blended learning experience.
- Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills.
- Demonstrating a proactive approach to professional development and high levels of collegiality and professionalism.

- Research interests in banking and/or financial technology.
- A high level of excellence in teaching and academic leadership.
- Experience of acting as a reviewer for leading journals in finance and/or related areas.
- Experience acting as an external examiner.
- Experience of developing and leading executive education and, or post-experience education in finance.
- Appetite for securing external research funding.


- PhD in a relevant discipline.
- Relevant professional qualification, including teaching.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaborative working.
- The ability to communicate complex information very effectively, both orally and in writing.
- The ability to work inclusively and lead as part of a team.
- Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Ability to provide leadership to teaching and research.

- Successful and demonstrable experience of achieving and communicating research impact to wider research user communities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please apply on the University of Bristol website via:


This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 5th June. The selection process is anticipated to take place mid/end July.

For further information, please view the Further Particulars document on the Job listing via University of Bristol website:

THE BUSINESS SCHOOL: The Business School will be created in 2022 from the merger of the schools of Accounting & Finance and Management. Initially, it will be organised into the following Groups:
- Accounting
- Finance
- Marketing & Consumption
- Operations and Management Science, Innovation and Healthcare
- Strategy, International Management & Business, and Entrepreneurship
- Work, Employment, Organisation and Public Policy.

The two schools have been growing significantly on the back of strong demand for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and enhancement of our research portfolio. We have been actively recruiting (30 academic staff in the past two years) and there are now more than 140 members of academic staff. Future growth is planned, with relocation to state of the art learning and teaching facilities.

RESEARCH IN THE BUSINESS SCHOOL: Based in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, we have a strong commitment to facilitating and producing high quality and engaged research, often aimed at challenge-led interdisciplinary research themes.

In the last REF (the UK’s national research ranking exercise), 78% of the research in ‘Business and Management’ was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3/4*). Three of our four impact case studies were assessed as 4*.

Currently, research is organised in the following areas although work occurs across and beyond these groups: accounting, sustainability and governance; banking; corporate finance, financial markets, financial reporting and management accounting; sustainable production, inclusivity consumption and economy; work futures; innovation and digitalisation; public services governance and management; global political economy and; action research and critical inquiry (ARCIO).

EDUCATION IN THE BUSINESS SCHOOL: The total student population across the two Schools is around 2,600 students, which is currently split evenly across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our undergraduate degree programmes attract over 600 students a year who are of the very highest quality; the current A-level offer is typically AAA across all programmes. Graduate numbers are expanding on a range of specialist masters programmes and generalist conversion programmes. We have ambitious plans for further programme growth and development as well as further integrating employability, sustainability and decolonialisation into our units and programmes.

The proposed Business School structure and targeted growth areas will continue to be shaped through the university’s Business School Programme Board. The Head of School will help facilitate this work through engagement and consultation with staff, students and other stakeholders and develop the emerging strategy of the University of Bristol Business School.

A business school will enable the University of Bristol to:
- Develop a coherent, distinctive, pluralist and compelling identity that will resonate nationally and internationally ensuring alignment with the University’s civic and global ambitions.
- Diversify the portfolio to include generalist undergraduate business programmes, flexible pathways, post-experience education and online business orientated courses.
- Deliver professional support which comes from scaling-up existing and anticipated teams for marketing, communications, digital education and student experience.
- Increase enterprise and stakeholder partnering leveraging the broader range of subjects offered under the business school umbrella to develop internships, work placements and industrial partnerships.
- Attract and retain the best academic and professional services staff, including through a business school specific recruitment and benefits offer for academic staff.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Informal enquires are welcome and can be directed to:
Professor Richard Harris, Head of the Finance Group:
Professor Mark Clatworthy, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance: