Professor in Finance Ref: 7710

School/department: Business School/Accounting and Finance
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7710
Salary: Grade 10 for Professor, competitive and negotiable depending on experience and prior research performance
Placed on: 09 May 2022
Closing date:  30 August 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Mid October 2022
Expected start date: March 2023

Job description

The Department of Accounting and Finance is seeking to recruit a full-time, permanent faculty member at the Professor level in the area of Finance. It is looking for an individual with proven record and an exciting research agenda to support our growth in the area of Sustainable Finance. A specialisation in Socially Responsible Finance, or Climate Finance, Credit Risk or Corporate Innovation is  desirable, but not essential.

The Finance Group has two existing research groups, Business Finance (BF) and Quantitative Finance (QF), which focus on issues such as company finance in both public and private companies, venture capital, derivatives, risk management and FinTech. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that their current and potential research is of high quality and internationally recognized in the field of Finance. This can be evidenced by having publications in the top journals included in the FT50 list covering Finance topics. Research grants and engagement activities are also highly appreciated. 

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. 

Candidates should have experience in teaching up to postgraduate level and be willing and able to teach core and specialist subjects.  

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

If you wish to apply for the role, you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application, plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it. 

Please also complete and submit our Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB]

Your expression of interest should be sent to: Emma Macfarlane (

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