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Lecturer in FinTech

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £39,347 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: 26728

Job description:

We seek to appoint an outstanding Lecturer in Financial Technology (Fintech). Candidates should have academic expertise in research on FinTech, broadly defined as applications of technology and data analysis methods in the context of financial markets, institutions, and financial decision-making by individuals. This can include, but is not limited to, the analysis of innovations in payment systems (including cryptocurrencies); use of technology (e.g., AI) and big data analytics in: investment advice (incl. identification and addressing of behavioural biases and cognitive limitations), asset management, credit markets, risk management, and regulation/compliance; analysis of financial and textual data using machine learning (ML) techniques and AI; and investigation into the intersection of artificial intelligence and human behaviour.

For this role we encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

Successful candidates will have a strong research trajectory in Accounting & Finance with significant potential to generate research income, pursue impact activities, and to develop an international reputation.

Accounting and Finance is one of six subject groups within Newcastle University Business School. Our finance academics are world-leading researchers in several areas of finance including asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance, corporate finance, and econometrics. The group offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, together with post-experience teaching and PhD training and supervision. For more information about the Group, please visit our website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business/accounting-and-finance/

We seek colleagues committed to the success and development of the Accounting & Finance Group who will be good citizens that are willing to contribute to positions of responsibility within the Group and the School.

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets science. 

Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution and the Newcastle University Business School is home to 4000 students and is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This is testament to our reputation for our world leading Research and Teaching.

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/

To apply please submit a covering statement and provide evidence of how you meet our essential criteria outlined in the person specification within the job description along with your CV.

Please note that interviews for this post will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

For an informal, confidential conversation about this opportunity please contact our Subject Group Head, Tracey Wilson (tracey.wilson@ncl.ac.uk).

The Role

You will contribute to the research profile of the Accounting and Finance Subject Group in Newcastle University Business School by publishing in internationally recognised journals, demonstrating research impact, and securing external research funding. Additionally, you will develop and deliver programmes at Newcastle University Business School, ensuring an outstanding teaching experience for our students.

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.

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