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Professor of Finance

Queen’s Management School seeks to appoint a Professor of Finance who will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contributing to School’s administration/outreach activity. The School welcomes applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Finance and we are particularly keen to attract those with expertise in asset pricing, corporate finance, international finance, quantitative finance or financial economics.

The successful candidate must have: 

  • PhD in Finance (any specialisation) or related discipline.
  • Recognised excellence and reputation in subject specialism.
  • Sustained publication record of international excellence in field of specialisation.
  • Record of securing external research funding.
  • Expertise in any area of Finance
  • Experience of teaching and assessment in Finance at University level.
  • Substantial experience of providing academic leadership at a strategic level in Higher Education.
  • Contribution to a wider range of administrative tasks at a more strategic level.
  • Willingness and demonstrable ability to contribute to the management of the School in general and the Finance research group in particular.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team at email

There are at present 29 academic members within the Finance and Actuarial Science Subject Group. The Finance Subject Group has responsibility for two undergraduate degrees (BSc Finance and BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management) and for three postgraduate degrees (MSc Finance, MSc Risk and Investment Management and MSc Quantitative Finance). All finance programmes are accredited or professionally recognised.

The research undertaken by members of the Finance Subject Group relates to three broad themes: (i) Financial markets and institutions over the long run; (ii) Not-for-profit financial institutions, particularly credit unions; and (iii) the microstructure of financial markets.  Two of the four Research Centres within the Management School are headed by a member of the Finance Subject Group (Professor John Turner - Queen's University Centre for Economic History; Professor Donal McKillop - Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research).

Teaching and research is aided by staff and students having access to Bloomberg terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room, a market leader of financial news, data and analytics. Teaching and Research is also supported with access to S&P Global, DataStream Advance, Thomson One Analytics, and the Financial Times Online. The School has also received funds which will be invested in acquiring WRDS, Compustat and the CRSP databases.

The Finance Subject Group also runs the Queen’s Student Managed Fund (QSMF) which manages a real money investment portfolio of about £35,000.

Queen’s Management School is one of the top Business Schools in the UK and Ireland and has been educating business professionals and leaders for more than forty years. The School has recently been awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised EQUIS accreditation for management and business schools. There are four departments within the School – Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management.

The School unites leading academics and industry experts, allowing opportunities for innovative knowledge exchange worldwide. QMS now has over 120 academic and support staff with 2,900 taught students and 40 students undertaking PhDs.

The Finance group at Queen’s Management School is ranked 6th in the UK by The Times’ Good University Guide and 1st for graduate prospects. 

Finance academic staff have been involved in a diverse range of projects such as adaptiveness in stock markets, derivative pricing, investor sentiment, economic and financial history, credit unions, corporate finance, crises and contagion, commodity markets, sustainable finance and household finance.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. Queen’s Management School holds a bronze award. 

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also females are currently under-represented within the Professoriate. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found here.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Lisa Bradley and Dr Fearghal Kearney at