The University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: Fintech

The University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Closing Date : 03/04/2018
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Subject to 4 years' probation, commencing September 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
School/Directorate : School of Social Sciences
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Hours Per week : Full-time and part-time applications considered
Salary : £39,992–£49,149
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : HUM-011366

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will explore the potential far-reaching consequences of the disruptive force that is fintech. This might include the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech to productivity, the labour market, policy and taxation (macroeconomy) and the impact on individuals’ behaviour in consumption and investment (microeconomy). As well as creating both intradisciplinary opportunities within economics (macro, micro, finance), the unique nature of finch also offers interdisciplinary opportunities spanning computer science, business management and economics. You’ll enjoy scope to develop world-leading research that will define and characterise the economic and societal impact of the fintech revolution.  

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success. 

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