Professor in Finance Ref: 9115

School/department: University of Sussex Business School - Accounting and Finance Department
Hours: This is a part-time position at 0.35 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term (3 years)
Reference: 9115
Salary: Competitive and negotiable depending on experience and prior performance
Placed on: 28 October 2022
Closing date: 30 November 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 21 December 2022
Expected start date: April 2023

Job description

The Department of Accounting and Finance is seeking to recruit a fractional 0.35 FTE, fixed term three year contract Research Professor in the area of Finance. It is looking for an individual with a world-leading proven record who can demonstrate that they can mentor and collaborate with members of faculty in the Accounting and Finance department. The Research Professor is expected to spend time interacting with members of staff on research related matters, including spending time on campus. 

The Finance Group has research on financial markets, asset pricing, risk management, corporate finance and empirical finance. 

Applications are invited from professorial level candidates with significant experience in research with a world-class publication record that can be evidenced by having publications in the top journals included in the FT50 list covering Finance topics and having appointments on the editorial boards of journals from FT50 list. 

The successful candidate will be a dynamic academic who enjoys working in a fast-moving, multidisciplinary environment and who shows enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues within the department, the School, and across disciplines. 

For details of the members of the Accounting and Finance Department please visit: 

Informal enquiries may be made with the Head of Department of Accounting and Finance Professor Radu Tunaru  ( or the Dean of the Business School Prof Steven McGuire (

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

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