Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and leading-edge, relevant research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for innovation, business and industry.
Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages. Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort
Shaping Tomorrow Together
The university is running a campaign to identify key academic talent join us across our Edinburgh, Galashiels, and Dubai campuses and across multiple Schools and Disciplines. You will join as an Assistant Professor. This is an exciting campaign to kick off in late 2022 and into 2023. So, we are really interested in hearing from you as we look to you to help us shape tomorrow together.
About our Team
The Finance Group is part of the Edinburgh Business School, which also includes the Accounting and Economics Groups. The Finance group is strongly oriented toward research and delivery of successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The group is proud to foster a challenging and developmental environment for our undergraduates and postgraduate students who go on to excel in a diverse range of careers.
The Finance group is composed of 17 full-time staff members who deliver UG and PG courses in Edinburgh, Malaysia, and Dubai campuses. Edinburgh Finance group is the largest of the three with two Professors, three Associate Professors, and seven Assistant Professors. We have two Assistant Professor in Malaysia and one associate professor and two Assistant Professors in Dubai campuses. All staff members at Edinburgh are highly research active publishing in top-rated journals on topics including corporate finance, circular economy, financial technology, risk management, corporate governance, and financial economy. The staff are also bidding and winning large research grants including in the areas of the circular economy, green finance, and financial technology. There is also a thriving and expanding community of research associates and research students. The group benefits from Bloomberg labs and excellent data sources. Needless to say, our students including undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. students use these valuable resources extensively in their courses and research.
We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Finance with research interest in areas including Corporate Finance, Finance and Sustainability, Net-Zero, CSR, or Financial Technology.
The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s multidisciplinary research programmes in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, net-zero, and financial technology. They will be working jointly with members of the Finance group in producing research output and grant applications whose research areas cover a broad range of disciplines such as corporate finance, circular economy, financial technology, risk management, corporate governance, and financial economy. The Assistant Professor will also be teaching at the undergraduate/postgraduate levels given the expertise of the candidate and the teaching needs of the group.
Education, Qualifications and Experience
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted up until midnight on 19th February 2023.
Interested applicants must submit via the Heriot-Watt on-line recruitment system: (1) a cover letter describing their interest and suitability for the post; (2) a full CV; (3) A summary of their scholarship and teaching plans and ambitions; and (4) a list of publications.
Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.
Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers https://disc.hw.ac.uk/ .
We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working and job share options.
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