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Lecturer\Senior Lecturer in Finance

Kent Business School

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £34,804 to £59,135 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 9
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 18 March 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 19 April 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-183-20

Kent Business School is seeking to appoint an Education and Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance to support the expansion of our Medway campusWe are looking for a dedicated scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to teaching and research as well as our student enterprise and business engagement activities. 

The successful applicant will lead and contribute to the delivery of our Finance modules on our bespoke CFA-accredited BSc Finance and Investment programme. Apart from a successful teaching record, you will have developed an original and productive research agenda tangential to the Finance group research focus, demonstrating the ability or clear potential to publish in internationally-ranked, peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of income generation, impactful research, scholarship, or corporate engagement is expected in the case of appointments at Senior Lecturer level. 

We encourage applications from educators with experience in demand-driven curriculum development, technology-enabled learning, and/or executive education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. We particularly encourage applications from prospective candidates whose work relates strongly to the School’s mission of sustainable innovation.

While the School seeks to appoint to an open-ended position, we will also consider applications from early career researchers completing their PhD’s who can demonstrate potential to publish in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals, as judged by the Chartered ABS  International Guide to Academic Journal Quality. In these instances and similar cases, we reserve the right to make a 1 year fixed-term appointment.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance, you will:

  • Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, demand-driven and student-centred taught programmes; as Senior Lecturer, provide academic leadership in this area
  • Engage in or lead efforts to attract contract research or consultancy funding
  • Prepare articles of world-leading and internationally excellent quality for submission to refereed academic journals and grant applications, or engage in scholarship at the forefront of the discipline
  • Contribute to executive education programmes and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in relevant area or near completion
  • Teaching experience in Financial Markets, Financial Econometrics, Risk Management and/or Quantitative Finance
  • Evidence of successful publication activity in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals in the field of Finance (or potential to publish in the case of early career researchers)
  • Experience in delivering technology enabled learning and teaching

Kent Business School is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation.

The School offers a competitive salary, generous support for research/scholarship as well as a collegial and cohesive work environment. Colleagues are engaged and present for most of the working week to ensure time for exchange and collaboration. Colleagues on Education and Research contracts will benefit from comparatively moderate contact hours (typically 6-7 hours per week per term).

Our School at Medway

At Medway, Kent Business School offers undergraduate programmes in Business and Management and Finance and Investment. Both programmes offer an optional year abroad and year in industry – an important feature driving significant student growth in recent years and supporting the strong focus on employability and business engagement at Medway. Kent Business School at Medway is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic ventures across the entire University. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of Finance modules in the BSc Finance and Investment programme.

While the post is based at Medway, the successful candidate may be expected to take up teaching and other responsibilities at the University’s other campuses, study centres and off campus for the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-189-20

Please note - a 2 page, 3 to 5 year research plan should be uploaded as part of your application, as well as a CV and Cover letter.

For informal discussion only, please contact Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School, You may also contact Professor Anastasiya Shamshur, Head of the Finance Subject Group (

Interviews will likely take place in June 2020.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.  Our processes will evolve as the Government advice is updated.