Following a 2.5million donation by Greensill, a leading British FinTech company founded by Lex Greensill, Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester is looking to appoint a tenure-track Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer). The appointment will have an emphasis on Financial Technology and be part of the School’s strategy to strengthen research and teaching on the topic and boost the region’s capacity and capability in Financial Technology (FinTech). The anticipated start date for this faculty position is 1 October, 2020 but is also negotiable based on circumstances.
We seek outstanding candidates with a strong academic background who will be comfortable engaging with the vibrant cross-disciplinary community of FinTech across the School and the University. You will be able to demonstrate commitment to produce original and innovative scholarly work and publish at top academic journals in their discipline and at the same time be comfortable in a business setting.
You should also be able to work with students in mentoring around the School’s FinTech Lab, design research projects, and attract grant money to FinTech research areas. Alliance MBS plans to set up a FinTech research centre and thus the above characteristics and the ones described in the “person specification” section below will be invaluable to this initiative.
You will have to contribute to the development and delivery of excellent teaching: Design teaching materials and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area to relevant levels, i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and/or higher research degree students, through lectures, seminars and personal supervision. This may also involve designing entirely new courses such as a new MSc elective on FinTech. Review on a regular basis course content and materials, updating when required based on latest development in FinTech topics and theory/literature. You will: use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods; supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements; identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement; contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material; set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students; and contribute to the enhancement of teaching quality within the subject, School or Faculty.
You will also be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in a cross-disciplinary curriculum and work with colleagues to develop more content for new or existing FinTech courses.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments will be made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Markos Zachariadis
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.