Professor in Finance

Company:University of Sussex

Location:United Kingdom / Brighton


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Professor in Finance

Ref: 7710

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Accounting and Finance
Hours: Full time
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7710
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience and prior performance
Placed on: 19 October 2023
Closing date: 11 December 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 18 January 2024
Expected start date: April 2024

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 Sustainable Finance area. A specialisation in any of the following areas Socially Responsible Finance, Climate Finance, Finance for the Greater Good would be desirable.

The Department of Accounting and Finance follows research-led teaching and has a great Finance related programme portfolio that includes the BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc Digital Finance and Banking, BSc Finance and Technology, MSc in Accounting and Finance; MSc in Banking and Finance, MSc Management and Finance, MSc in Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis, MSc Sustainable Finance and Accounting.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that their current and potential research is of high quality and internationally recognized in the field of Finance in the top journals included in the FT50 list. Research grant and engagement activity is also highly desirable.

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

They 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 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.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 7710 [PDF 188.01KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

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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 include the details of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview.

Please also complete and submit our Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB]

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

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