Lecturer in Financial Services

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23%)
14 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Contract Type

We are looking to appoint, to one of the following academic pathways: Research, Learning & Teaching or Professional Practice, an enthusiastic new team member who can contribute to building excellent links with industry partners and who has experience of developing and delivering innovative education or training programmes to external partners.

You will join the Finance Subject Group in the School.  The group offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  The National Student Survey for 2019 rated the Finance subject area at 94% for overall student satisfaction and in 2020 we are rated as a top 5 Modern University for Accounting & Finance (Times & Sunday Times).  We are keen to expand our Financial Services provision in response to the significant changes in the financial sector particularly in the areas of personal financial planning, personal investment planning, investment/asset management and contemporary issues in financial services, as well as the growing regulatory requirements.

Edinburgh Napier Business School is of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland, at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. The school is focused on the delivery of a portfolio of programmes which reflect the needs of students and places greater emphasis on practical experiences and application of learning.

To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video.

The role

Your contribution will involve building relationships and collaborating with external industry partners, particularly in areas of financial consultancy and bespoke projects/ training programmes. This role will involve taking a leading role in developing tender documents and applications for commercial funding. You will likely have significant experience as a banking / finance practitioner or in leading commercial organisation working on client-focused projects. You will develop new working relationships with business and other external organisations to grow our commercial and research links with industry.

You will also be responsible for designing and delivering teaching and student centred learning. We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioner-academics who can teach in some of the growing areas outlined above (i.e. personal financial planning, personal investment planning, investment/asset management and contemporary issues in financial services). 

You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects.

Who we are looking for

You must have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline OR a professional finance qualification (e.g. CIOBS, CII, CFA)
  • Demonstrable evidence of a teaching/training specialisation
  • Evidence of a strong professional profile OR academic teaching and research profile
  • Be willing to travel to teach overseas, primarily in Hong Kong and China
  • As appropriate, the desire to progress towards a doctoral level qualification (supported by ENU)

Desirable attributes would be:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline 
  • Teaching qualification such as membership of the HEA
  • Professional / Industry experience
  • Evidence of research publications 

To know more about this exciting opportunity please here to view the role profile.

Additional information

Interviews: Monday 12th October

For an informal discussion please contact Chris Divito C.Divito@napier.ac.uk

Please also note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment, as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.