Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Finance

Updated: 20 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Finance-2101165



Who we are

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand’s largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success. The Otago Business School is ranked number one for research in New Zealand. Finance at the University of Otago has a long history, and the Department includes some of the most outstanding teachers and researchers in the Business School and the University. The Department is a CFA Programme Partner, with the Business School being EQUIS and AACSB accredited. Our students regularly make up more than half of the Dean’s list of outstanding students in the School and are in demand by a wide range of leading employers.

Our Department is internationally recognised for its scholarly contributions in the fields of Corporate Finance, Investments, Derivatives and Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics, Capital Markets, Governance, Institutions and Regulation, and in emerging areas such as Sustainable Finance through our Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup). Current faculty have published in leading journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Markets and Journal of Banking and Finance. The Department has excellent access to datasets to support cutting-edge research (including WRDS, 12 Bloomberg terminals, Capital IQ, Orbis CRSP/Compustat, DataStream, OptionMetrics and WINDS).

The role

We are seeking to appoint a full time, permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance. This role provides an opportunity for you to contribute to our existing teaching and research strengths in the area of Derivatives and Quantitative Finance. We do however encourage applications from all other finance-related themes.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will have an excellent research and publication portfolio in finance, a strong commitment to quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervisions. You will also have:
•    A PhD in finance or equivalent.
•    A comprehensive research agenda aimed at internationally-rated finance/economics/ business journals.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    A collaborative and collegial approach to work.

Please note candidates nearing completion of the Ph.D. degree may be considered only for the Lecturer position. A high-quality publication, teaching and service record is needed to be considered for the Senior Lecturer role.

Further details

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Department and University.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Recruitment Panel Professor David Lont, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:
•    A CV.
•    A cover letter.
•    Teaching evaluations for the most recent two years.
•    Four referee contact details.

To submit your application, please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2101165 will close on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor David Lont

Position details: Information Statement

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Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
 Permanent Full-time
Salary Level and Range
 Lecturer / Research Fellow ($82,416 to $98,571) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($103,678 to $119,266)
 Accountancy and Finance
Job Function
 Research and Teaching

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