Professor in Finance Ref: 5922

School/department: University of Sussex Business School/Accounting and Finance
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: Grade 10. Negotiable depending on experience and prior performance.
Placed on: 03 June 2021
Closing date:  01 July 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 21 July 2021
Expected start date: January 2022

Job description 

The Department of Accounting and Finance is seeking to hire a full-time, permanent faculty member at the Professor level in the area of Finance. It is looking for an individual with an exciting research agenda. A specialisation in any of the following areas Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Banking is highly desirable. 

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. A strong track record of research grants is also expected. 

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

He/she should have experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and be willing and able to teach core and specialist subjects. 

For details of the members of the Accounting and Finance Department see: 

Informal enquiries may be made with the Head of Department of Accounting & 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.

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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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