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Lecturer in Finance
Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England,
Date Posted 08/05/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Lecturer in Finance


Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Location:     City Centre Campus/City South Campus
Salary:     £38,639 to £41,998
Posted On:     Wednesday 27 July 2022
Closing Date:     Wednesday 10 August 2022
Interview Date:     Wednesday 07 September 2022
Reference:     072022-428

Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Business School is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments.  Under the leadership of a new Director the School is actively seeking AASCB and EPAS accreditation.

You will build on our success for student satisfaction, as well as our strong links with employers and professional bodies such as Association of Corporate Treasurers, the Chartered Bankers Institute and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. With industry and teaching experience, you will have developed and delivered undergraduate, postgraduate and/or professional finance at module or programme level. You will be joining a small diverse team focused on delivering excellent student experience through research-informed teaching.  

For this role, we are particularly seeking applicants, who can teach Financial Derivatives; Investment and Portfolio Management;  Financial Management; Advanced Financial Management; Financial Planning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

The successful candidate will be: 

  • Developing own teaching materials and ensuring that module design and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the University. 
  • As module leader or programme leader, co-ordinate with others (such as support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure student needs and expectations are met.
  • Leading/teaching modules as a member of the Finance team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures.
  • Supervising student projects and the academic elements of field trips, and, where appropriate, placements.
  • Responsible for pastoral care of students within a specified area.
  • Ensuring the efficient delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Setting and marking of assessments and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
  • Conducting high quality research leading to publications in reputable journals and conference proceedings, and to develop bids and partnerships for research funding.
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects or build relationships for future activities.
  • Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, examinations, assessment of progress and student attendance.

Skills and Experience 

We would expect the post holder to have the following knowledge and skills:

Essential Skills

  • Hold a PhD in Finance or possess a publications pipeline whilst registered on a doctorate.
  • Teaching qualification or preparedness to work towards.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support. 
  • Knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students. 
  • The potential to produce, both individually and collaboratively, REF outputs 
  • In-depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field. 
  • Applicants have demonstrated sound pastoral, teaching and module leadership in higher education, enabling students to apply theory into practice.  
  • Excellent team working and communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate independent and self-managing working styles. 

Desirable Skills

  • Have a record of research and research publications
  • Ability to attract research funding and partnering across their areas of practice
  • Display a thirst for knowledge and academic learning in the context of real world challenges and a strong desire to see their theoretical work in solving impactful problems

If you would like to discuss this position in more details, please contact Dr Navjot Sandhu, Associate Professor/ Head of Department, by email on: Navjot.Sandhu@bcu.ac.uk.

As part of your application, please attach your CV, Covering Letter and Highest Qualification. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Further details:
Job Description

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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