Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance
Advertiser: Business School, University of Essex
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Lecturer
Location of job: Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Target date for applications: 2 Dec 2021
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 10 Jan 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:


The Finance Group at Essex Business School is now looking to appoint two outstanding candidates as Lecturer/Assistant Professor* within all areas of Finance. We seek candidates with a strong research potential in Finance who must demonstrate the ability to publish in leading international journals within Finance or related areas. We also encourage seasoned Assistant Professors with a strong research pipeline and teaching experience to apply. Informal enquiries may be made to Sotirios Kokas, Associate Professor and Head of the Recruitment Committee (e-mail: skokas@essex.ac.uk).

* In American/European terms, the Lecturer posts are equivalent to Assistant Professor.


The Finance Group at Essex Business School is growing and currently comprises above 30 full-time academics working in various areas in Finance. The School itself was ranked as a Top 25 business school out of over 100 UK business schools in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The University of Essex is located 60 miles northeast of London and has frequent trains to London Liverpool Street (Zone 1). For more information about the Business School, see https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/essex-business-school.

The remuneration package is competitive at the European level and includes a performance-related annual pay review scheme. In addition, the university salary structure includes automatic pay progression within the published grades. For more information, see https://www.essex.ac.uk/jobs.

The group provides a supportive research environment and research facilities. Notably, the steady-state teaching load is lower than in a U.S. research school. In addition, there is a significant reduction in teaching for the first two years of the tenure track. The offer includes a generous relocation allowance, research leave every two years, computing facilities and access to data, a research budget for travel support, and unlimited funds for journal submissions.


Applicants must complete online application forms FOLLOWING BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:

1. Econ Job Market – You must submit an application at https://econjobmarket.org.

2. Essex University - In addition, you must submit all five of the documents a) - e) detailed on the cover sheet of the job pack in the ad, posted on the University website at https://hrorganiser.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=769985P2pw&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA

These documents are: cover letter, CV, education (teaching) statement, research statement and Funding Statement (for further advice on the Funding Statement, document e), please see below.)

Note: Applications cannot be considered until they have been submitted via both these routes.

Further INFORMATION on the University of Essex Funding Statement (document e):

Candidates should indicate what in their current research/future research plans could be built into a funding application, starting maybe with a small grant, and then consider the possibility of building a more substantial application.

For information on major UK funding bodies and recent grant calls, please see:




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