Senior Lecturer in Business Administration - Corporate finance

 

Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan, Företagsekonomiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

We are looking for 1-2 senior lecturers in Business Administration - Corporate finance.

Tasks

The position involves research and teaching in business administration, especially corporate finance. The position focuses on corporate financial decision-making rather than on financial markets and investments. The position involves teaching key areas of corporate finance such as corporate financing, investment appraisal, corporate valuation, corporate risk management, corporate governance, and entrepreneurial finance. 

The tasks include teaching and supervision at all levels from introductory courses to doctoral education, managing courses, being responsible for quality assurance, and developing pedagogy and teaching materials. Teaching assignments include a broad participation in the department’s courses at both undergraduate and advanced levels, not least on the master’s programme in Accounting and Finance. You are expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years of taking up the position. If necessary, a plan for language development including the necessary support will be established once employed.

Within research, the senior lecturer will conduct, manage, publish, and develop their research and actively pursue external funding for it. You are expected to have an active research agenda and experience in applying for external research grants. The duties also include competence development, which includes continuously developing both subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge and skills, as well as interacting with the surrounding society.

An important part of the position is to actively participate in the development and activities of the department and the subject area. The Department of Business Administration's researchers and teachers are expected to contribute to a vibrant research environment and the department's other activities and mainly conduct their work at the workplace.

The position is a lectureship which, according to the working hours agreement, involves 70% teaching, 20% research and competence development and 10% departmental duties. The distribution of tasks may change if the senior lecturer receives external research funding.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates hold a doctoral degree or have acquired equivalent research expertise, and have demonstrated teaching expertise, which includes at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education.

Requirements

The following experiences and competencies are requirements for the position:

  • Doctoral degree with a specialization in finance
  • Experience of teaching and research in corporate finance.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills in corporate finance.
  • Active research agenda.
  • Experience working with econometric methods and econometric analysis.
  • Ability to teach and examine in English.
  • Drive and ability to cooperate and respect the environment.

The applicant must be able to interact with both students and colleagues and to participate continuously and frequently in the development of research and teaching in the department and the subject area, not least through physical presence in the department.

The following experiences and competencies are merits for the position:

  • Broad experience in research and teaching in key areas of corporate finance such as corporate financing, investment appraisal, corporate valuation, corporate risk management, corporate governance, and entrepreneurial finance.
  • Clearly documented interest in research and teaching in corporate finance.
  • Research and teaching experience in data analytics or fintech.
  • Experience with applications of data analytics in finance or business administration.
  • Experience of course development and course responsibility.
  • Experience in supervising master's theses.
  • Experience of and familiarity with applying for external research grants.
  • Experience from relevant work outside academia.

Assessment criteria

When employed as a senior lecturer, the following assessments should be applied:

  • good national and international standing as a researcher, where the requirement for international merit shall be assessed with regard to the nature and traditions of the subject area.
  • good teaching ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop, and lead teaching and other educational activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods.
  • the ability to participate in the supervision of doctoral students to completion of a doctoral degree.
  • the ability to interact with the surrounding community and to provide information about their activities.
  • good ability to lead and develop activities.
  • good ability to participate in international collaborations and networks.
  • good ability to obtain external research funding.

The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment.

The applicant must demonstrate a strong and clear research agenda subsequent to their dissertation with a standard corresponding to peer-reviewed research of international quality.

Emphasis will be placed on how the applicant can strengthen and complement the department’s research and teaching in the subject area.

For more information on general assessment criteria, please read “General requirements profie and assessment for employment as senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management” on https://lusem.lu.se/about/work-at-lusem/apply-for-an-academic-position

Conditions

Permanent full-time employment. Probationary period may be relevant.

Application

The position is applied for online. Click on the “Apply for position button” in the ad.

The application should be written in English.

The Lund University School of Economics and Management uses academic merit portfolios to document and present merits. Please post your application in three separate pdf files according to the given template and "Instructions to applicants for employment as professor or senior lecturer at LUSEM". You find the template and instructions at: https://lusem.lu.se/about/work-at-lusem/apply-for-an-academic-position. You can also find the template and instructions here:

For a fair assessment, it is important that the applicant follows the application instructions. If the required documentation is missing, the applicant risks being declared ineligible for the position.

The university applies individual salary setting. Feel free to state salary claims in your application.

About us

As a teacher and researcher at the Department of Business Administration, you are involved in creating a leading academic environment for research and education on the economics of companies and public organisations. The department has been under continuous development for more than fifty years and, today, is one of Sweden’s largest. Our researchers, teachers and students develop knowledge in accounting, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, organisation, research policy, and strategy on a daily basis.

The workplace is located in our offices at Holger Crafoord Ekonomicentrum in Lund. There are good connections by bus from Malmö and Lund Central station. You can walk from Lund Central station in 25 minutes.

Lund University is a government agency, which means that you receive special benefits, generous vacation and a favourable occupational pension. Wellness reimbursement and a paid wellness hour are a given.

Read more on the University's website about being employed at Lund University: Work at Lund University.

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2023/1686
Contact
  • Niclas Andrén, +46462224666
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published12.May.2023
Last application date02.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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