Lecturer in Finance (Research & Teaching Track) Job at University of Glasgow – in Glasgow

Job Description

Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives. For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high quality research activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in the subject area with the support of a mentor, as required.

2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading journals for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications.

4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subject’s priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

5. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in the subject area.

8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and to contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development

9. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

10. Engage in professional development as appropriate

11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World.


For appointment at Grade 8:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:
12. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area.

13. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

14. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

15. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

16. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


A1: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience in a similar or related role.

A2: Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline and of research/teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area. A3 Emerging national/international research profile in the subject area

For Appointment at Grade 8:
A4: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline to develop research/teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.

A5: Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area.

A6: Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate.


C1: Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

C2: Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.

C3: Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.

C4: Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.

C5: Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.

For Appointment at Grade 8:
C6: Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.

C7: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C8: Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and/or institutions in developing research.


E1: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

E2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.

For Appointment at Grade 8:
E3: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.

E4: Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.

E5: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

E6: Experience of supervision of students at honours or postgraduate level

E7: Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms and Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7/8, £35,845 – £40,322/£44,045 – £51,034 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Yannis Tsalavoutas, [email protected]

Closing Date: 12 July 2021.

The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.

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We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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