Lecturer in Finance, Business School (BUS177A)

The Business School is in an exciting and ambitious phase of its development. While proud of the University’s 525-year history, the Business School is a core part of the University’s plans for the future and is committed to increasing its profile. In order to facilitate its further growth and development, the Business School is now a stand-alone unit within the University. As an integral part of its growth strategy, the School has initiated a plan to earn accreditation of the School from the main international accrediting agencies in the coming years.  The Business School comprises several related disciplines: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Business Management, and Real Estate. The School is consistently high-ranked in national league tables, often among the top 20 for most of its subjects. Most recently it was ranked 13th in the UK for Accounting and Finance and 12th for Business Management Studies in the Complete University Guide 2022.

School/Section: Business School
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: n/a
Salary: n/a
Ref No: BUS177A
Closing Date: 24-OCT-2021


Job Description

The Business School is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Finance with an interest in banking, asset pricing, corporate finance, or FinTech. We welcome applications from all areas of finance and related disciplines (e.g., Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science).

Applicants with an interest in Machine Learning or AI are encouraged to apply. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in Python (or C/C++) or cybersecurity (with finance applications).

We look to appoint academics who understand and have experience of delivering teaching to and assessing international students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  We are seeking to appointment someone who is ready to join an ambitious school and take on responsibility for a growing curriculum.

The Business School is seeking to appoint full-time staff at Lecturer level in Finance to teach on a broad range of lectures and tutorials, and undertake administrative duties as necessary 

Applicants should have research expertise in the Finance area, and have the ambition to work across disciplines and with industry to achieve their research vision as part of Aberdeen 2040.

Applicants will be open and collegiate in their approach and want to contribute to a cohesive and supportive work environment and engage in capacity building and mentoring in education.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7,  £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser (e-mail: m.elliott-jones@abdn.ac.uk) for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 October 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Gerhard Kling, Chair in Finance | Head of Discipline (Finance)

01224 273611


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Kling.

Please quote reference number BUS177A on all correspondence

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